TfL Plans for the Elephant and Castle (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2589
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the objective of the review of the previously agreed plans to improve the road layout at the Elephant and Castle?

Answer

Answer for TfL Plans for the Elephant and Castle (1)

Answer for TfL Plans for the Elephant and Castle (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The modelling of the scheme indicated long AM peak queues on Walworth Road and Kennington Lane/Kennington Park Road (Inner Ring Road). This is not consistent with my manifesto pledge to reduce congestion. The congestion the scheme would create was also not consistent with an improved local environment. The objective of TfL's review is to provide an appropriate balance between the competing demands for the area.