The Silvertown tunnel will undo Sadiq Khan’s environmental legacy | Letters theguardian.com
Stop the Silvertown Tunnel coalition Fri 30 Jul 2021
It is extraordinary that Sadiq Khan is listing the Silvertown tunnel – a major highway with dedicated lanes for polluting heavy goods vehicles – as one of the solutions for London’s environmental crisis. No environmental scientist in the world would argue that building a four-lane highway with feeder roads through the most polluted areas of London would actually contribute to helping solve air pollution. It is a 1970s solution to a 21st-century problem.
London’s doctors, nurses, teachers, parents, environmental and traffic specialists, local communities and unions (and Labour party members across London at their annual conference last weekend) have called on the mayor to cancel the Silvertown tunnel.
The mayor is doing good things for the environment. Unfortunately, the Silvertown tunnel will undo most of his legacy.
Majella Anning London