Grafton Way

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6292
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Residents of the 30-40 Grafton Way council block near Warren Street are currently wedged inside a gyratory that serves traffic for Euston Road. This gyratory brings traffic south of the Euston Road — the only part of Camden south of the Euston Road that is excluded from the Congestion Charge. As a result they have high levels of traffic; and recent HS2 monitoring data indicates that air quality is extremely poor. This block also sits in between UCLH and the soon-to-open Proton Beam Therapy Unit. Gyratories are also, in general, road systems which local authorities are now rightly seeking to remove given the high levels of traffic they encourage.

Given the residential nature of Grafton Way, the presence of two major hospital sites, and the canyon-like nature of the road itself:

• can Transport for London please state if it will consider plans to remove this gyratory?

• can TfL set out the process it will follow for doing so?

• which TfL officer would be responsible for commission this project?

• can TfL please state if it is open to fully or part pedestrianising this part of Grafton Way, working with Camden Council to do so? In the meantime , will you extend the ULEZ to include the Gyratory?

Answers

Answer for Grafton Way

Answer for Grafton Way

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.

Grafton Way

Grafton Way

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you will be aware, the London Borough (LB) of Camden is delivering an ambitious scheme making extensive changes to Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street, which are intrinsically linked with Grafton Way. All three of these roads are managed by the borough and, while I note the close link to how Euston Road operates, any proposal for significant changes to Grafton Way would need to be initiated by LB Camden. I have asked Transport for London to raise your constituents’ comments with Camden officers working on the Tottenham Court Road scheme. Any changes to Grafton Way would need to address the key issues of emergency access to University College Hospital and vehicular access from the east to Hampstead Road.