Spending on Increased Road Capacity

Committed By: 
The Mayor

Commitment

Darren Johnson AM:  What assessment have you done of the pollution impact of your plans?

 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  I am fairly certain that as part of the Silvertown Tunnel consultation and as part of the preparatory work there, we have indeed looked at the reduction in pollution that you will get in both Greenwich and on the north side of the river as a result of enabling the traffic to flow more smoothly and reducing congestion.  You should look at that, Darren.  Actually, your argument is completely on its head.

 

Darren Johnson AM:  What assessment have you done of all of these plans?

 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  I would be very happy to send you all such assessments, particularly of the Silvertown crossing, which is far advanced.  The Inner Orbital Tunnel that you mentioned, again, you could see very, very easily how such an investment could radically reduce pollution on the Marylebone Road, on the Euston Road and on the hideous congestion that exists currently on the non-existent South Circular.  You could radically reduce emissions and pollution.  Therefore, these schemes should be progressed.