This follows on from the Mayor, Boris Johnson, cancelling plans in 2008 for a new Thames Gateway Bridge. After he stopped these plans a new vehicle ferry service at Gallions Reach, between Greenwich to Newham, was planned instead.
The Thames Gateway Bridge would have cost £500 million and was backed by Ken Livingstone.
However, Londoners have so far voted against the ferry service and in favour of a new bridge or tunnel under the river.
Before going ahead with anything Transport for London (TfL) has decided to talk about it a little more to work out the cost implications.
In the initial consultation a crossing at Gallions Reach, which would have been built by 2021, was supported by 71% of respondents. On the other hand only 52% were in favour of a ferry service.
Darren Johnson, Green Party member of the London Assembly, said: “These responses leave the mayor with some difficult choices. TfL has spent over £43m on river crossing plans and consultations since 2000 and we have seen no end result.”
Michele Dix, TfL’s managing director of planning, said: “With London’s population potentially reaching 10 million by 2031, we recognise the importance that will be placed on transporting goods and services throughout east and south east London.