Engine idling near Tower Bridge

MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your latest official Report to the Assembly, you stated that "On 11 February, drivers using Tower Bridge were encouraged to stop idling and switch their engines off when the bridge is opening to help lower emissions and boost air quality." Can you confirm that nearly three years after funding was allocated to the London Borough of Southwark to tackle engine idling that occurs during the lifting of Tower Bridge, variable message signs advising driver to switch off their engines are still yet to appear?


Answer for Engine idling near Tower Bridge

Answer for Engine idling near Tower Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Tower Bridge project commenced on 11 February. Variable message signs were put in place at this time and are currently being used to remind drivers to switch off when the bridge lifts.