North Circular Road

Meeting: 
MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Reference: 
2000/0456
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is the Mayor aware that a proposal to widen the North Circular Road between Bounds Green and Green Lanes would, according to official figures cost £252m (enough to pay for up to 2,200 brand new double decker buses) require the demolition of 280 homes in North London and lead to worse air quality due to more traffic on the A406? Will he, therefore, provide an unambiguous statement that he will not support this new road scheme, but instead give priority to implementing traffic management, road safety, and public transport improvements along this stretch of road?

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Answer

Answer for North Circular Road

Answer for North Circular Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of the proposal to widen the North Circular Road between Bounds Green and Green Lanes, its costs and the demolition of homes. This is a scheme I inherited from the Highways Agency when Transport for London came into being.

I have published a draft transport strategy for public consultation. I will be able to take a view on this scheme once that public consultation has been completed. Like you, I am keen to see road safety and public transport improvements throughout London. I will only support a scheme, on this stretch of road, which fulfils the objectives of my transport strategy.