Scrap Silvertown Tunnel project and divert resources to mobility solutions that tackle climate change – transportxtra
John Whitelegg Foundation For Integrated Transport 27 July 2021
The Silvertown Tunnel – which is due to be constructed under the Thames – is a remarkably good example of the political preference in transport policy and spending for large scale, ‘business as usual’ infrastructure projects. In spite of the rhetoric around climate change and decarbonisation, there is a lack of interest in zero carbon alternatives to big infrastructure. Large and expensive carbon generating projects are contrary to the purpose of declaring a climate emergency.