Vauxhall Cross Plans after the consultation

“Negative comments included concerns about changes to the bus station …”

Briefing from TfL:
“Between 24th November 2015 and 17th January 2016, TfL ran a consultation on
detailed proposals for changes to Vauxhall Cross.
Working closely with Lambeth Council, TfL is 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.

We received 1,247 responses to the latest 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

Those who responded online had a higher level of support than those who
responded by email or letter.  Respondents were also asked to comment on each
aspect of the scheme as defined by transport mode and public realm.  The main
issues raised have been highlighted in our report.  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.  A fuller summary of responses and issues raised is
available in Section 3 of our report.

The report presents the findings of the consultation together with analysis of
the responses received.  To view the report and details of the consultation
please visit our website here.

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.  We will now spend time reviewing and considering all
points raised in the consultation and will publish a second report this autumn,
in which we will set out our responses to issues that were commonly raised in
the consultation, and explain the next steps for the project.

TfL will be publishing a second detailed report in the autumn.   This will set
out their responses to issues commonly raised in the consultation, and explain
the next steps for the project.

We are grateful to all those who took the time to give their views about the
proposals.”

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