TfL’s proposals to change the road layout at Vauxhall and Oval pose a risk to millions of bus journeys every year

TfL’s proposals to change the road layout at Vauxhall and Oval pose a risk to millions of bus journeys every year

16 July 2014

TfL are consulting on significant changes to the road layout at Vauxhall and Oval which could have an impact on nearly 100 million bus passenger journeys every year. But it is not clear how everybody will be affected.  London Travelwatch has called on TfL to clarify the impact on the daily journeys of passengers on the 16 London bus routes concerned.

Stephen Locke, Chair, London TravelWatch commented: ‘TfL’s documentation gives great detail about the benefits it sees from the proposals. It also acknowledges that there will be some delays to bus passengers because the space available to buses will be reduced.  But it doesn’t give bus passengers any idea of just how much longer their journey will take and the risk that services will become less reliable’.

Stephen Locke continued: ‘It is important that everyone who is concerned about this issue should take a close look at TfL’s consultation material and comment on the proposals.  But we have in the meantime asked for more detail from TfL about the possible negative impact on bus journeys and will provide the information on our website when we receive it.  We are also concerned at the proposed use of bus stop ‘bypasses’ which route cycles between the footway  and bus boarding points. These will cause conflicts between cycles and passengers getting on and off the bus.’

For more information, please contact the London TravelWatch press office on 020 3176 5941 or 07734 055494.

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