§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Transport how many footbridges he has caused to be constructed over through-fares in the London area; whether he is considering the construction of other footbridges; whether he has taken a census of pedestrians using such bridges; and whether any such bridges have been or are likely to be taken down?1790W
§ Mr. Burgin
Nine footbridges have recently been erected on trunk roads in the London area. Eight of these are temporary and will be replaced in due course by subways or permanent footbridges with ramped approaches. Other footbridges will be provided when and where a definite need becomes apparent. A temporary footbridge at the junction of Kingston By-pass and South Lane was removed when traffic control signals were brought into use at that point.
No census has been taken of the number of pedestrians using the bridges.