Shaftsbury Avenue

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3526
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Congestion appears to have worsened on the west end of Shaftsbury Avenue since the road layout changes have been completed. Could you please confirm that there has been no permanent loss of capacity due to these alterations on this critical route?

Answer

Answer for Shaftsbury Avenue

Answer for Shaftsbury Avenue

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Shaftesbury Avenue is managed by Westminster City Council, which introduced road layout changes to better serve all users in the area, with special regard to the urban and pedestrian environments. The proposals were examined by TfL through the Traffic Management Act Notification procedure applicable to borough roads in the Strategic Road Network. This procedure ensures that the impacts of schemes on traffic are assessed and mitigated. It was TfL's view that the overall effect of the changes would be to better distribute capacity amongst road users. Taking into account the needs of all users of Shaftesbury Avenue, there is no loss of overall capacity.