§ Sir R. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport if he will state the approximate mileage of one-way streets in the Metropolitan Police area compared with the mileage five years ago; and what information he has concerning reductions in accidents and the speeding-up of traffic circulation since the various schemes of one-way working have been introduced.
§ Mr. Marples
No record is maintained of the total mileage of one-way streets in the Metropolitan Police District, but approximately 85 miles have been added in the last five years. The major one-way schemes have led to significant reductions in average journey times, ranging from 9 per cent. to 30 per cent., despite increases in traffic volume and the lengthening of some journeys. At the same time, accidents involving personal injury have gone down by 19 per cent. Accidents involving pedestrians show an even greater reduction of 36 per cent. More detailed figures for some individual schemes are quoted in the Roads Report 1962–63.