Campaigners are to hold a protest about the Silvertown Tunnel this afternoon (Saturday 5th June).
They intend to gather in Canning Town at Terry Spinks Place from 1:30pm with the protest beginning at 2pm.
South of the river in Greenwich, more tree felling has taken place. Over 120 trees are being cut down for the tunnel, which despite claims by some politicians is set to increase congestion according to TfL.
Congestion and pollution
The main cause south of the Thames is double the number of lanes converging into the existing road network through Greenwich, Blackheath, Kidbrooke and Eltham. TfL expect additional congestion each afternoon peak at all those locations.
Those predictions also predate increased housing at Greenwich Peninsula, Charlton Riverside and Kidbrooke.
A new tunnel will also allow HGVs currently prohibited from using Blackwall Tunnel.