HC Deb 04 June 1930 vol 239 cc2181-2W

asked the Home Secretary the number of vehicles passing the points set out below within the usual statistical hours for the years 1924 and 1929: Elephant and Castle, Hyde Park Corner, Bank, Piccadilly Circus, Marble

Point of Enumeration. Number of Vehicles.
1924. 1929.
Hyde Park Corner 61,454 72,685
Trafalgar Square 48,577 63,699
Marble Arch (a) 46,743 53,243(a)
Piccadilly Circus 45,230 45,305
Blackfriars Bridge Approach, Chatham Place (b) 36,507(b) 41,704
Victoria Station, Grosvenor Gardens 26,390 36,225*
Knightsbridge, Sloane Street 31,456 35,349
Piccadilly, St. James's Street 32,877 35,142
Mansion House Street (Bank) 31,800 34,857
Oxford Circus 32,957 34,708
Strand, Wellington Street (b) 21,285(b) 34,685
High Holborn, Southampton Row 27,937 34,355
Shepherds Bush Green 23,654 34,135
Hammersmith Broadway 27,700 33,749
Ludgate Circus (b) 29,292(b) 32,673
Edgware Road, Praed Street, Marylebone Road, etc. (a, c) 25,119 32,590(a, c)
Elephant and Castle 30,597 32,219
Vauxhall Cross 27,008 31,468
King William Statue 26,409 30,643
Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road (c) 27,852 30,464(c)
* Figures shown are those for 1928. No figures are available for 1929.
(a) The Oxford and Cambridge Universities Cricket Match was in progress at Lord's Cricket Ground when the census was taken in 1929, and traffic conditions were not normal at certain points nearest to the Ground, particularly at Marble Arch and Edgware Road (Praed Street and Marylebone Road).
(b) The 1924 census at Blackfriars Bridge, Ludgate Circus and Strand at Wellington Street was affected by Waterloo Bridge being closed.
(c) The 1929 census at Edgware Road, Praed Street, Marylebone Road, etc., and Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road was affected by road repairs.
Weather conditions were as follow:—
1924 Fine. 1929 Fine.

Arch, Hammersmith Broadway, and other congested centres in London?


The following figures relate to a traffic census of 20 of the busiest points taken within the Metropolitan Police district and the City of London between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on a given day in the years 1924 and 1929: