More Silvertown Tunnel action planned in September
Stop the Silvertown Tunnel has more action planned in September as part of its campaign to halt a project that is being widely hailed as a £2bn environmental disaster, even within London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s own party.
Thursday 9 September, 7pm
Our next meeting on Zoom. Save the date, a link will come round soon.
Friday 24 September
Global Climate Strike by school students. We will support young people taking action in east and south-east London. More info: https://fridaysforfuture.org/september24/
Sunday 26 September
Demonstration by the Silvertown community. Residents protesting against plans to build a 34-storey block for luxury flats have invited us to join their protest.
From 11am-12pm at West Ham station there will be an information stall. Then from 12-1pm there will be a protest at Berkeley Homes showroom at Twelve Trees park, Manor Road (one minute walk from West Ham station). From 1pm, there will be a social gathering that all are welcome to join. More information from email@example.com
Revised highway code will give priority to non-motorists
The Highway Code is being updated to give pedestrians and cyclists priority at road crossings and junctions. The changes are part of a move to favour ‘active travel’, ie those travelling by non-motorised means.
The new hierarchy of road-user priority will be:
- Horse riders
- Cars / taxis
- Vans / mini buses
- Large passenger vehicles / heavy goods vehicles
Read more about the Highway Code changes in The Guardian.