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A2 (Traffic Statistics)

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the latest traffic statistics taken at measurement points on the A2 between the Blackwall tunnel and the Greater London Council boundary together with comparative statistics available for dates five years, 10 years, 20 years and 40 years ago and forecasts of future levels of traffic.

The following data are available for 16-hour traffic flows on the trunk road section of the A2 recorded at sites in the London borough of Bexley either side of Danson Road:

ESTIMATED AUGUST TRAFFIC FLOW (0600–2200 HOURS)
YearSite A (to West)Site B (to East)
19549,81411,939
195914,00916,997
196524,09828,745
197132,413
1972..43,108
197639,161..
1977..50,597
.. Not available.
Ten years hence we expect the flow at site B to be about 65,000 vehicles per 16-hour day.From the Bexley-Greenwich boundary westwards towards Kidbrooke and the Blackwall tunnel A102 the route is a metropolitan principal road for which the Greater London Council is the highway authority.