red routes

MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why is Oxford Street not a red route while St John's Wood Road is?


Answer for red routes

Answer for red routes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Transport for London Road Network (also known as "red routes") is largely based on the Primary Route Network established in the early 1990s, with a slight expansion as part of the 1999 GLA Act. This network - which comprises five per cent of London's roads - was established as the most appropriate set of strategic routes for moving traffic into and around London.

In terms of the wider road network, St Johns Wood Road provides a key link between the A5 and the A41, meaning TfL is the responsible highway authority. Oxford Street is a busy international destination but Westminster City Council is currently the responsible highway authority.