HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c291W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the latest traffic statistics taken at measurement points on the A2 between the Blackwall tunnel and the Greater London Council boundary together with comparative statistics available for dates five years, 10 years, 20 years and 40 years ago and forecasts of future levels of traffic.

Mr. Horam

The following data are available for 16-hour traffic flows on the trunk road section of the A2 recorded at sites in the London borough of Bexley either side of Danson Road:

Year Site A (to West) Site B (to East)
1954 9,814 11,939
1959 14,009 16,997
1965 24,098 28,745
1971 32,413
1972 .. 43,108
1976 39,161 ..
1977 .. 50,597
.. Not available.

Ten years hence we expect the flow at site B to be about 65,000 vehicles per 16-hour day.

From the Bexley-Greenwich boundary westwards towards Kidbrooke and the Blackwall tunnel A102 the route is a metropolitan principal road for which the Greater London Council is the highway authority.

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