Experts urge Sadiq Khan to cancel new Silvertown road tunnel on climate grounds

Sadiq Khan is being urged to ditch plans for a new road tunnel in east London on the grounds that it will make it harder to meet the UK’s climate goals.

Experts, including Professor Davis from TRI, have warned that the Silvertown Tunnel will encourage more people to drive and increase traffic and pollution on surrounding roads.

They argue that the new link – which will be for motor traffic only with no access for pedestrians and cyclists – is the wrong sort of infrastructure to be building if the UK is to get serious about the climate emergency.

But Transport for London and the mayor say the new road link will provide extra road capacity in the area and relieve the existing Blackwall Tunnel, which it parallels.

Read more in The Independent.

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