Vauxhall Plans

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3587
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In response to Lambeth Council and Transport for London's (TfL) plan to create a two-way version of Vauxhall's existing gyratory, Our Vauxhall has produced an ambitious community-led design which reduces traffic and pollution while creating a major new public space for central London. Will you agree to look at these proposals and instruct TfL to assess them as part of the ongoing consultation process?

Answer

Answer for Vauxhall Plans

Answer for Vauxhall Plans

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has already reviewed two alternative arrangements that were submitted by members of the public following last year's public consultation on TfL's proposals to transform Vauxhall gyratory.

Both alternatives seek to enhance the public realm and District Centre opportunities on South Lambeth Road by closing the eastern arm of Vauxhall Cross gyratory to general traffic. The 'Our Vauxhall' design is based on the same premise. TfL's position is set out on TfL's Consultation Hub website at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/vauxhall-cross.

Although TfL has not pursued the alternative arrangements, these proposals have proved to be a valuable source of information and have helped to stimulate discussion.  As a result, TfL is placing a much stronger design emphasis on the eastern side of the viaduct, including a significant enhancement to South Lambeth Road with lane reduction, footway widening, new crossings and greening.