Vauxhall Cross

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide me with the figures for how many people have been killed or injured during the last three years in the Vauxhall Cross gyratory system? Can the Mayor give me his assurance that the new scheme being proposed by TfL will lead to a reduction in the number of casualties? What measures have been taken to stop vehicles travelling above the legal speed limit? Has the London Safety Camera Partnership considered including this area as one of its sites? Will the TfL proposals lead to a reduction in the fear of injury for cyclists and powered two wheelers who use the gyratory system?



Answer for Vauxhall Cross

Answer for Vauxhall Cross

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The `London Accident Analysis Unit" (LAAU) undertook a Scheme Safety Assessment of the new scheme for Vauxhall Cross, in January 2002. The figures for road casualties for the 36 months to 30 June 2001 show 205 personal injury accidents, including 2 fatalities. These include figures for the approaches and surrounding roads. No fatalities occurred within the main Vauxhall Cross Area (Wandsworth Road, Kennington Lane, South Lambeth Road, Parry Street).The report predicts accident savings with the proposed layout of approximately 9%. It also concludes that the scheme will result in fewer accidents involving: cyclists. Powered two wheelers will initially have no dedicated facilities (with the exception of parking facilities) in this scheme, and are not permitted to use cycle/bus lanes. However, TfL is currently undertaking trials of permitting motorcycles to use bus lanes. If this trial is successful, the approaches to Vauxhall Cross (as with all TfL Network Roads) could be modified so as to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes. Traffic signals located on the gyratory will be phased so as to control the average speed in the gyratory to below the speed limit, whilst maintaining an optimum flow of traffic through the system With regard to the London Safety Camera Partnership, Vauxhall Cross has been identified by the Partnership as an area for enforcement, and they will be contacting the LAAU to discuss exact details. .