Majority of Londoners 'against Blackwall Tunnel toll'

Majority of Londoners 'against Blackwall Tunnel toll'

Majority of Londoners 'against Blackwall Tunnel toll'

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The majority of Londoners are not willing to pay a Blackwall Tunnel toll to help pay for new river crossings, a survey says.

A YouGov survey for business group London First showed residents' most popular solution to deal with increasing congestion was a higher congestion charge during rush hour.

They were split down the middle on whether new crossings like Greenwich's proposed Silvertown Tunnel and Gallions Bridge at Thamesmead should be tolled.

Out of respondents, 46 per cent were in favour compared to 43 per cent against.

And only 32 per cent were in favour of currently free crossings like Blackwall being subject to a toll.

The survey supported a report from London First entitled Jams Today, Jams Tomorrow suggesting those who governed in the capital had to accept the reality of new charges.

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1:56pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Crayman says...

Abolish the office of the London Mayor and use the money saved to build this. London was fine without a Mayor.
Abolish the office of the London Mayor and use the money saved to build this. London was fine without a Mayor. Crayman
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

white rabbit9 says...

Doesn't matter if people say no WE LIVE IN A DICTATORSHIP! You'll get one whether you like it or not. It's nothing personal it's just good business, makes the government loads of money, plus it stops the poor people from moving around freely. muwahahahahah.
Doesn't matter if people say no WE LIVE IN A DICTATORSHIP! You'll get one whether you like it or not. It's nothing personal it's just good business, makes the government loads of money, plus it stops the poor people from moving around freely. muwahahahahah. white rabbit9
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3:31pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Get the tolls implemented - then sell the tunnel as a going concern to a French company just like they did with the Dartford Bridge !

Don't pay road tolls - use an alternative route, even if it is congested, as this will force road planners to think again.
Get the tolls implemented - then sell the tunnel as a going concern to a French company just like they did with the Dartford Bridge ! Don't pay road tolls - use an alternative route, even if it is congested, as this will force road planners to think again. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 10

9:02pm Sat 16 Aug 14

flea_in_ear says...

Funny, when the Dartford Crossing paid for itself, the tolls were meant to end. Instead they have gone up. Why can't the money from the Dartford Crossing pay for this new crossing?
Funny, when the Dartford Crossing paid for itself, the tolls were meant to end. Instead they have gone up. Why can't the money from the Dartford Crossing pay for this new crossing? flea_in_ear
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