Newslinks | 14th May 2007

The NewsEditor

£378m PFI for Thames Gateway Project Comes To Tender. "Transport for London has advertised its £378m Thames Gateway bridge project, which will be procured under a PFI-style contract. The Thames Gateway Bridge (TGB) Project comprises the delivery and operation of a new tolled highway crossing of the River Thames between Beckton in the London Borough of Newham and Thamesmead in the London Borough of Greenwich." [From]

London Mayor Green Lights World’s Largest Low Emission Zone

"The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, approved plans from Transport for London (TfL) for the implementation of a London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to cut emissions from the most polluting trucks, coaches and buses." [From Green Car Congress]

The Musical Underground

"Harry Beck's iconic map of the London Underground is one of the most recognisable examples of design to come out of the U.K., but that hasn't stopped people from messing about with it to great success. Not least artist Simon Patterson in his 1992 work Great Bear, which swapped the station names with those of famous people.

"Now, The Guardian's Dorian Lynskey has distilled his idea down to only include musicians and bands, with each tube line representing a musical genre." [From] Blackwall Tunnel protest grows to 1,600 online signatures "THE petition to reopen the peak-hour 'tidal flow' through the Blackwall Tunnel has now topped the 1,600.

"The couple working for an IT consultancy in Canary Wharf who began the online website petition, Mark and Lucy O'Dell, have inundated with yet more angry motorists from all over London and the South East.

"The signatures are coming in daily in one of the biggest 'people' protests the capital has seen for years."

[From The East London Advertiser]

Marble Arch May Have to Give Way to Bus Station

"Marble Arch would have to be moved and a bus station built in its place if trams were to be introduced along Oxford Street, London's transport commissioner has admitted."