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London Bridges Going Up
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."