Euston Road

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0591
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Addressing the awful transport and environmental problems on Euston Road and at Kings Cross gyratory is a priority for Camden. TfL has historically prioritised the 'inner ring road' over local people - several lanes of traffic, high profile fatalities and one of the worst air pollution records in Europe is the result. The local Knowledge Quarter institutions back Camden Council in its demands for a transformation of the area: better pedestrian crossings, less traffic dominance, safer cycling, more trees and cleaner air, improved public realm to deal with the thousands of extra pedestrians in the area as the Kings Cross  regeneration proceeds. It is welcome that a Board was established with GLA, LBC and LBI but progress has been painfully slow. As Camden has now agreed its West End Project, will you now pull your finger out and bring forward real proposals for change on this key road?

Answer

Answer for Euston Road

Answer for Euston Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My team and TfL continue to actively lead the development of a solution to deliver transformative change on Euston Road and at King's Cross. As you rightly point out, this work is overseen by a Joint Programme Board, chaired by my Deputy Mayor for Transport, which includes representatives from the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington.

TfL plan to start consulting on proposals for Euston Road by the end of this year, with a potential construction start in 2017. The gyratory at Kings Cross is much more complex, and identification of viable options is likely to be complete next year. To advance this work TfL has established a working group comprising officers from the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington who are meeting every 6 weeks to develop a collaborative solution for the King's Cross area. More information can be found at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/kings-cross-and-euston-road.