Rotherhithe - Canary Wharf crossing (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1914
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What assessment has Transport for London made of the disadvantages of an opening bridge, which would have to be closed to pedestrians and cyclists while it is open, vs a tunnel between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf?

Answer

Answer for Rotherhithe - Canary Wharf crossing (2)

Answer for Rotherhithe - Canary Wharf crossing (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As described in the response to Mayor's Question 2018/1913, Transport for London's assessment of different crossing options was reported as part of the recent consultation. This explained that, while users of a tunnel would not be affected by river vessels, this would be a more expensive option than a bridge and could also have significant environmental impacts on the river.  Further information is provided in the consultation materials.