Tolls at Blackwall

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3708
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Would a toll at Blackwall be de facto a congestion charge? And what is your thinking on the appropriateness of such charges?

Answer

Answer for Tolls at Blackwall

Answer for Tolls at Blackwall

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is currently consulting on proposals to introduce a charge for using the Blackwall tunnel once the Silvertown Tunnel opens. The charge would be necessary to manage demand for the tunnels and to ensure that the local road network can accommodate traffic levels with the new tunnel in place. The charge will also provide a source of revenue to help fund the construction and operation of the new Silvertown Tunnel. This is consistent with my Transport Strategy (see proposal 130).