§ Viscount Ingleby
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why traffic proceeding up the Charing Cross Road in a northerly direction may not turn right at Cambridge Circus into Shaftesbury Avenue.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (The Earl of Caithness)
This ban was introduced by the GLC last year as part of traffic management measures, including the provision of a contraflow bus lane in Charing Cross Road. I understand the object was to protect pedestrians using a new signalled crossing on the eastern arm of Shaftesbury Avenue and that the GLC said they would review it in the light of experience. Responsibility now rests with the London Borough of Camden and the City of Westminster.