HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 c1840W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is informed of the increase in vehicular traffic at Stratford Broadway, involving danger to people desiring to cross the road; whether he is aware that, although there is a frequent and efficient service of tramways on the Aldgate to Ilford route, the number of omnibuses has been considerably increased, involving sometimes four to six omnibuses standing waiting at the only available stopping place in the Stratford Broadway, preventing people from getting on or off the tramcars; and whether he is prepared to specially schedule this area to prevent the present dangers?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am aware of the congested state of traffic in Stratford Broadway generally, but I have been unable to verify the statement that the number of omnibuses using that thoroughfare has been considerably increased within recent months. The question whether Stratford Broadway should be declared to be a restricted street under Section 7 of the London Traffic Act is at present under consideration.