Increased Traffic on the Thames

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With traffic on the Thames set to treble by 2019, how are you planning to make sure it is safe for Londoners?


Answer for Increased Traffic on the Thames

Answer for Increased Traffic on the Thames

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My River Action Plan will continue to promote more commuter and tourism journeys on the River Thames and encourage more freight operators to use the river for projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel. As a result traffic on the Thames will increase.

To make sure the Thames continues to be safe for Londoners and to understand the impact future increases in traffic will have on the river, the Port of London Authority (PLA) and TfL have recently jointly commissioned a river capacity study which will be published by Spring 2016. The PLA and Marine and Coastguard Agency will work with TfL to use the study's findings to plan effectively for increases in river traffic and make sure the river remains safe for Londoners.