HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 c1674

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is prepared to recommend that in streets where one-way traffic is in force the taximeter cab ranks shall be against the curb instead of in the middle of the roadway, in order that pedestrians may have an unimpeded view of the traffic?

Colonel ASHLEY

Consideration has been given to the suggestion that in streets where "one-way" traffic is in force cab-ranks should be against the kerb instead of in the middle of the roadway. This arrangement has been adopted in the case of the cab-rank on the east side of Trafalgar Square and in Piccadilly Circus. In the case of other "one-way" streets, the placing of cab-ranks next to the kerb would create serious difficulties with the frontagers, and would prevent other vehicles from drawing up in front of shops and other business premises.


Can the Minister tell the House whether the London Traffic Advisory Committee are considering any method of improving the means of crossing "one-way" streets by pedestrians?

Colonel ASHLEY

There are really three ways of doing it. You can make a subway, you can build a bridge, or you can have specified crossing places. The last suggestion is now under consideration.