Boris' Folly Crossing

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


This is the name given to your replacement to the Thames Gateway Bridge (TGB). Will you be proud that you condemned East Londoners to another generation of congestion, reduced access to employment, reduced investment and diminished quality of life through your misguided decision to cancel plans for the TGB?


Answer for Boris' Folly Crossing

Answer for Boris' Folly Crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Thames Gateway Bridge as previously proposed would have increased the traffic levels on residential roads in South-east London, which would have reduced the quality of life for many London residents.

As you know TfL have identified packages of measures to address the issues of congestion and accessibility in the Thames Gateway Area. These include:

- A fixed link at Silvertown - Renewing the Woolwich ferry - Options at Gallions Reach including a vehicle ferry - Improved passenger services on the Thames, through the River Concordat

All of which will provide a more comprehensive solution to the problems in the area. These proposals are all included in my draft Transport Strategy which is out for consultation.