TfL aims for Thames traffic

The Mayor and Transport for London have set a target to double the number of passenger journeys on the Thames by 2020. TfL will today unveil its plan to encourage passenger traffic on the waterway with better piers, more cycle hire points near the river and improved information such as real-time arrival boards. TfL and the Mayor hope to see 12m journeys on the Thames per year by 2020, up from 5.3m in 2007-9 and 6.6m in 2012-12. The pair have earmarked £10m for the project.