Silvertown Tunnel (2)

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What reviews did TfL undertake of traffic control measures to keep the Blackwall Tunnel flowing during the Olympic and Paralympic Games and why were they not adopted once the Games were over?


Answer for Silvertown Tunnel (2)

Answer for Silvertown Tunnel (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, TfL had a network wide active traffic management strategy in place in order to protect the Olympic Road Network (ORN). This involved adjusting traffic signal timings at strategic locations including the approach to Blackwall tunnel.

There was also an extensive travel demand management strategy on the run up to the games encouraging road users to plan their journeys to avoid busy times and locations.

The Olympics and Paralympics was a one off event which required us to implement traffic control techniques above and beyond our normal approach. These control measures are not appropriate for every day traffic management in London.