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London Bridges Going Up

London Mayor, Sidiq Kahn, authorizes two new bridges and a tunnel in eastern part of the city.
October 13, 2016, 5am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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In an effort to update east London for the kind of transit the city has today, Mayor Sidiq Kahn announced plans for three new Thames crossings. These crossings would include a new light rail bridge, a car-free bascule bridge, and a new tunnel for car traffic. The area which was served by ferries in the 1960s and earlier, has lost its dock and has been a candidate for new bridges for some time. 

Feargus O'Sullivan of City Lab argues that the new tunnel in Silvertown is a mistake, suggesting that it will only induce demand for car traffic. Suggesting that it "pushes Mayor Khan’s promise to create a “greener, cleaner London” a little further away from reality." 

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Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in City Lab
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