Silvertown Tunnel (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4300
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you accept building the Silvertown Tunnel will generate extra journeys?

Answer

Answer for Silvertown Tunnel (1)

Answer for Silvertown Tunnel (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Silvertown Tunnel is intended to relieve the very significant problems of congestion and unreliability occurring daily at the Blackwall Tunnel.  While the provision of additional highway capacity can encourage increased travel, traffic management, including user charging, will help to manage the traffic throughout the day.

A key benefit of the scheme would be enabling journeys to become more reliable and efficient across the wider transport network.  The Silvertown Tunnel would also allow for double decker buses to operate through the tunnel area, unlike the Blackwall Tunnel, to support new cross river bus connections.