HC Deb 23 March 1960 vol 620 cc487-8
19. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Transport what discussions he has had with the Minister of Works with a view to relieving the heavy traffic congestion at Alexandra Gate, Hyde Park.

Mr. Marples

A thorough examination of the traffic situation at Alexandra Gate Gate by the London Traffic Management Unit is required before I can usefully take this matter up again with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Work.

Sir W. Wakefield

Will the London Traffic Management Unit look at this congested place as a matter of urgency with a view to seeing what can be done to relieve the great congestion which continually takes place there every day of the week?

Mr. Marples

I agree with my hon. Friend that congestion does take place there, but it would be wise to see first whether we can conquer it by traffic engineering methods—that is, to avoid the right-hand turn which is so difficult at that point—rather than take part of the park, for which legislation would be necessary.