Month: November 2015

TfL consultation on vital new river crossing for east London to close at the end of the month

A major public consultation for the Silvertown Tunnel, a vital new river crossing for east London, that would link the Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks and help deliver thousands of new homes and jobs, will close on Sunday 29 November, 2015.

Silvertown Tunnel would provide much needed relief of congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel, which on an average day experiences two mile tailbacks during peak periods and regularly adds around 25 minutes to journey times. First opened in 1897, it is estimated around one million hours are wasted each year by people queuing to use the Blackwall Tunnel, costing around £10m today in lost time.

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CLOCS wins prestigious road safety award

Article2FORSTransport for London’s (TfL’s) Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) programme has been recognised for its rapid success in improving HGV road safety with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

TfL’s Work Related Road Risk programme has also received an award for its success in emphasising ‘safe and sustainable mobility’ to its own employees, through a focus on driver risk assessment, coaching and vehicle safety. The awards recognise achievements in road safety and are presented to the most outstanding examples across the world.

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