The further east you head along the Thames, the larger the division between North and South becomes, simply because there are fewer places to cross the river. But the speedy redevelopment of the east London created by the Olympic legacy is hoping to change that, with both population and jobs in the area set to rise over 70% in coming years. The Mayor of London’s office have consulted local residents and are proposing several new transport links to the area as part of the Citizen Space project.
A Silvertown tunnel and a Gallions Reach ferry crossing are the proposed plans to attempt to solve traffic and maintenance problems on the existing Woolwich Ferry and the Blackwell tunnel, and the Mayor’s office are now looking for more opinions from London residents on these changes. Now all that is needed is a decent east London bridge to collect the whole set of ‘Every Way of Crossing a River Possible’ which already includes: train, tube, DLR, overground, boat, and now, of course, cable car. (You could also swim. But don’t.) Victoria Gray
To learn more about the Citizen Space project, and to have your say on river crossings in east London, visit the TfL website.