§ Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the traffic congestion at the junction of Victoria Street, Grosvenor Gardens and Vauxhall Bridge Road and the difficulties of pedestrians crossing over to the main Victoria Station; what are his future plans for this junction; and whether, in connection with them, he will consider building a tunnel under the road to eliminate the waiting of the pedestrians who use this crossing continuously during the day.
§ Mr. Marples:
I am aware of the traffic congestion at this junction. I hope to approve for grant this year a scheme to be submitted by the London County Council to construct a new link road for south-bound traffic between Buckingham Palace Road and Victoria Street. A further link for northbound traffic between Vauxhall Bridge Road and Wilton Road is also proposed. The London County Council has discussed the provision of pedestrian subways with my Department, but their siting is difficult because of the comparatively shallow underground railways. Where subways are impracticable light-controlled surface crossings will be provided.