Mayor answers to London
Kings Cross Gyratory System
Question by Tom Copley
Will the Mayor outline the timetable for the Transport for London review of the Kings Cross one way gyratory system, as announced earlier in January? Will he agree to fund this review as it affects Transport for London roads and impacts on one of the busiest parts of the road network in London, and will he agree to meet with residents to discuss the impact the gyratory has on their quality of life?
Answer by Boris Johnson
TfL is to undertake a feasibility study to examine the one-way gyratory system in the Kings Cross area. Aside from the TfL Road Network, this includes the adjacent one-way roads managed by LB Islington (York Way/Caledonian Road/Wharfdale Road) and LB Camden (Midland Road/Goods Way/Pancras Road).
TfL officers have worked closely with colleagues in Islington and Camden to determine the scope and requirements of the study. A series of key stakeholder workshops will be organised in June which will allow various parties to discuss their aspirations for the work and to highlight the issues that affect local residents. Key stakeholders will again be involved in considering any options that arise from this work to ensure that any proposals for the future have the support of the local community.
Until the planned stakeholder workshops are completed, it is difficult to put a precise timescale on the completion of the work. However, at this stage, completion of the study is expected by the end of this calendar year.
TfL is committed to investigating the feasibility of improvements to the gyratory and will fully fund the study.