Lambeth Cyclists have discovered that the Mayor of London’s (Ken Livingstone’s) long-term transport strategy is to get rid of all gyratory systems in London, acknowledging what we’ve been pushing for some time: that they bring little benefit for pedestrians, public transport users or cyclists.
This stunning revelation, confirmed by Deputy Mayor Jenny Jones when she visited Brixton recently, was contained in the Lambeth draft Unitary Development Plan where the Mayor’s objection to Vauxhall Cross was noted. Its great news for cyclists as this will eventually result in the removal of gyratory systems such as those at Vauxhall Cross, Brixton Road and Tulse Hill – something we have been campaigning on for some time.
We will be pushing for implementation as soon as possible but don’t hold your breath – the plan is for the period to 2017. Further information available at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk