You may have heard about London mayor Boris Johnson’s proposals to build a new Silvertown Tunnel – effectively a third Blackwall Tunnel – between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. It’s likely this would attract more traffic to the area, making Charlton’s roads even more polluted.
During the summer, a couple of the Charlton Champion’s contributors took part in an air pollution monitoring study. The results are worrying – with EU air quality limits being broken on both Woolwich Road and Charlton Road, and with levels at Fossdene School only just under the limit.
There’s a public meeting tomorrow at 7pm at the Forum at Greenwich, Trafalgar Road, London SE10 9EQ. Speakers are transport consultant John Elliott, the Campaign for Better Transport’s Sian Berry, King’s College London air quality expert Dr Ian Mudway and Clean Air London’s Simon Birkett. If you can, please come along and find out why the tunnel’s a bad idea for drivers, and a bad idea for Charlton reisidents.