Return of two-way traffic to Earls Court gyratory

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2580
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the recent return of the Tottenham Hale gyratory to two-way traffic, with all the benefits this will bring, can we expect a similar return for the Earls Court gyratory?

Answer

Answer for Return of two-way traffic to Earls Court gyratory

Answer for Return of two-way traffic to Earls Court gyratory

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While road gyratories, such as that at Earls Court, can help London's road network to operate reliably, they often have an unacceptably detrimental impact on the economic vitality and liveability of the town centres and the communities through which they pass.

In taking forward the recommendations of my Roads Task Force, TfL is reviewing a number of such locations and the feasibility of gyratory removal. The planning consent for the Earl's Court development presents an opportunity to review the road layout in that area, but it is too early to make any specific commitments at this stage about what may be achievable.