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Traffic Management

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many environmental traffic management schemes which include or included a street closure have been submitted to his Department since April 1986; when his Department took power over designated and trunk roads from the Greater London council; and how many such schemes have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected, showing to which of the London boroughs the acceptance or rejection refers.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 March 1987, c. 429]: I have received 21 proposals from London borough councils for traffic management schemes involving road closures aimed at removing through traffic from residential areas. I have approved eight schemes. I look forward to receiving further information on six schemes before I can take a decision. In seven cases I objected to the proposals because, although sympathising with the aims of the scheme, I considered that they would not facilitate the movement of traffic on the designated roads concerned. In all such cases I am always willing to consider sympathetically any other proposal which would not increase congestion on the designated roads in the area.