Islington Council controlling TfL Roads

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Islington Council has said it would like to cut 'out the middle man' and take responsibility for main arteries in the Borough such as Holloway Road, Pentonville Road and Camden Road. Do you agree with me that one of the important roles for TfL is the management of priority red routes across London?


Answer for Islington Council controlling TfL Roads

Answer for Islington Council controlling TfL Roads

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Red routes have strategic importance to London since they represent only 5% of London's roads but carry around a third of London's traffic. I have spoken to many people across London about red routes and bus lanes and what they want is consistency and clarity. I would be reluctant to go down any route that led to greater arrangements across London. I therefore consider that TfL has an important role in ensuring that traffic on these routes operates as efficiently as possible.