The Londonist: TfL Wants 20 Million River Passengers On The Thames By 2035
TfL has set out a bold new strategy that would see the number of annual trips taken on its Thames river services double from 10 million to 20 million by 2035.
The Pier Passenger Strategy Action Plan [pdf] sets out a return to the Thames as a main artery for the city’s transport — helping to free up roads, and achieve mayor Sadiq Khan’s target of making 80% of all trips in London by foot, bike or public transport.
Without the Thames, there’d be no London. It’s been in use since the Romans built the Port of London here in 50AD. From the mid 20th century, there was a steep decline in its use — but still, in 2016/17, 10 million people used TfL’s river services. With the help of the Port of London Authority (PLA), boat operators and private stakeholders, TfL wants to double this number within 15 years.
Among the proposals in the new report are:
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