Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Meeting: 
MQT on 2001-01-24
Session date: 
January 24, 2001
Reference: 
2001/0031
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor accept that the proposed extension to Brent Cross Shopping Centre will bring improvements to Public transport? For example: A significantly improved new bus station A new bus route filling a major gap in the network between Brent Cross and Queensbury Underground Station Installation of Countdown signs (showing how long passengers have to wait for the next bus) at the bus station and 112 local bus stops £22.5 million over fifteen years to contribute towards the cost of implementing a sustainable transport policy for the Centre through an innovative transport forum including representatives from the Centre's owners, the Council and Transport for London.

And that car journeys to Brent Cross would reduce by 3%.

Answer

Answer for Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Answer for Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I fully support proposals to improve public transport services at Brent Cross. I urge the shopping centre's owners to work with TfL and others to make those improvements without delay. I reject the notion that such improvements depend on a massive extension to the shopping centre. The extension to Brent Cross would not reduce car trips by 3%. There would be a modal shift of 3% from car to public transport. This has to be seen in the context of an overall increase in all trips, including an increase in the actual number of car trips " albeit a reduced proportion.