Between 24 November 2015 and 17 January 2016, Transport for London (TfL) ran a public consultation on detailed proposals for changes to Vauxhall Cross. The results of the consultation have now been published.
Working closely with Lambeth Council, TfL are proposing to return the one-way road system at Vauxhall to two-way roads and significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist provision to help create a safer and less intimidating environment for vulnerable road users.
The proposed changes would also help to improve connectivity throughout the area, and create a better environment for people living, working, and travelling through Vauxhall.
This consultation followed an initial consultation in 2014 on the principles and high level proposals for the scheme. TfL received 1,247 responses to the consultation. The overall responses show:
- 61 per cent were generally positive towards the proposals
- 8 per cent were neither negative nor positive towards the proposals
- 31 per cent were generally negative towards the proposals
Supportive comments included suggestions that the proposals would bring about improvements in the urban realm, pedestrian conditions, environment and cycling safety. Negative comments included concerns about changes to the bus station and the potential for traffic congestion and inconvenience to motorists. There were also positive and negative comments relating to pedestrian crossing arrangements and suggestions for alternative designs.
Conclusion and next steps
The recent consultation has been an extremely valuable exercise in understanding views on our proposals for Vauxhall, and has demonstrated the high level of interest in the project. TfL will now spend time reviewing and considering all points raised in the consultation and will publish a second report this autumn, in which TfL will set out their response to issues that were commonly raised in the consultation, and explain the next steps for the project.
TfL is grateful to all those who took the time to give their views about the proposals.