One-way gyratory systems

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-10-14
Session date: 
October 14, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3009
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree that London's out-of-date one-way systems are making life a misery for residents, pedestrians and cyclists, and lead to stop-start traffic? Following the successful removal of gyratories at Shoreditch and Aldgate, will the Mayor set out plans for the rest of London's one-way systems?

Answer

Answer for One-way gyratory systems

Answer for One-way gyratory systems

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise that gyratory systems, which were typically constructed in the 1960's, often have left a difficult legacy for many groups. Schemes to radically change gyratories, such as those mentioned, present enormous technical challenges and are often very expensive to realise. In many cases, the large financial cost of removing gyratories, given the limited funding available to TfL, would mean that removal could only be funded through section 106 agreements with developers. The changes at Aldgate for example were only made possible through developer funding. TfL continues to explore every opportunity for involving developers in regeneration projects of this kind.