Louie French, Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup, has launched a petition against Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plans to toll the Blackwall Tunnel from 2025.
The London Mayor plans to toll Blackwall Tunnel for journeys once the Silvertown Tunnel is completed in 2025. This is despite Blackwall Tunnel being originally built in 1897 and being one of very few road crossings east of Tower Bridge compared to the many free crossings in central and west London.
There are an estimated 100,000 journeys through the Blackwall Tunnel each day, which are currently free.
The draft road signs by Transport for London suggest both tunnels will be tolled from 6am to 10pm, with costs given of £3 for motorcyclists, £4 for cars, and £8.50 for other vehicles for each crossing.
The Blackwall Toll is the latest anti-motorist policy being launched by Sadiq Khan and will be in addition to the £12.50 ULEZ daily charge millions of drivers in Greater London and surrounding counties are now facing.
Please help us send Sadiq Khan a message by adding your name to the below petition.