Baker Street "two-way" Proposal

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0984
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you take into account the impact of air pollution levels in North Marylebone when considering TfL's two-way proposal of Baker Street, given the acute problem on and off the Marylebone Road?

Answer

Answer for Baker Street "two-way" Proposal

Answer for Baker Street "two-way" Proposal

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The proposal is being led by Westminster City Council, with TfL's financial support and co-operation for the northern section which is part of the TLRN. TfL and Westminster City Council believe that by redistributing the existing road space, through restoration of the network to two-way working, the resulting smoother traffic flows and reduction in overall trip lengths through the area is likely to result in a decrease in noise pollution and emissions. The project partners, including the Business Improvement District, are also developing a number of additional measures to assist in improving the air quality, including the potential for freight consolidation in the area.

To address the wider issue of air quality, I am sure you will be aware that I have recently announced the scheme order for the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which is expected to halve road transport NOx emissions in central London, including the North Marylebone area, when it is introduced in 2020.