Message from David Rowe – Director of Investment Delivery Planning – Transport for London
We have launched an eight-week consultation setting out proposals to allow cyclists to cross the Thames safely and accessibly as part of our long-standing commitments regarding the Silvertown Tunnel.
We have considered various ways to help cyclists have a safe, convenient and efficient journey across the river with their bikes and are proposing a shuttle bus service, which would either take the form of a dedicated bus service accommodating both cyclists and their bikes or a minibus style service with a trailer to transport bikes. We are seeking views on how the public would prefer to use such a service and will be using feedback from the consultation to inform our decisions on how the new service will look and operate, including operating hours and frequency.
While we are not currently able to propose a cross-river ferry service for cyclists and pedestrians, we would also like to hear whether people would be interested in using such a service if one were proposed in the future.
The IFS Cloud Cable Car will also remain an option for those wishing to cross the river with their bike during its hours of operation.
You can find full details of our consultation – including maps of the proposed services and computer generated images of how the shuttle bus might look – and take our online survey, on our website at Haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/silvertown-cycling-service (Registration needed). If preferred we can also accept feedback in writing, either to email@example.com or by writing to FREEPOST, TfL Have Your Say (no stamp needed).
Anyone with questions about the proposals, or wishing to request materials in an alternative format, can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our consultation telephone call back service on 020 3054 6037 and a member of the team will be in touch.