Coming soon – a safer Vauxhall
Following extensive consultation TfL have announced their next step in making Vauxhall’s roads safer and less intimidating by replacing the current one-way system.
Work to do this will begin in 2019. This – together with the new public square, greening and tree planting, and an improved bus station – will help create a more accessible and attractive area.
TfL held a consultation on their detailed proposals which closed at the start of the year. Over 60 per cent of respondents were positive towards the proposals. You can read TfL’s Response to Issues Raised report online.
Next year the public will be able to review the detailed proposals for the bus station facilities as part of the planning application process.
Word from the Cabinet
Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth Cabinet member for Regeneration, Business and Culture, said: “This is a hugely exciting time for Vauxhall and these plans will make the area more accessible, safer and a more pleasant place to live, work and visit.
“The public square will help make Vauxhall a proper destination once again, complementing the excellent transport links and variety of attractions on offer. The council, along with Transport for London, has worked closely with local residents and businesses on these plans, and I’m delighted that the scheme has widespread support.”
Bernard Collier, Chief Executive of Vauxhall One Business Improvement District, said: “Vauxhall is a wonderful place, with a rich history and plenty of modern attractions on offer – art galleries, parks, nightclubs, restaurants and bars all in abundance.
“Vauxhall One welcomes this transformation scheme that improves accessibility, wayfinding, safety and place making. Vauxhall One will continue to work with TfL and Lambeth Council on the detailed implementation, to ensure that Vauxhall gets the unique centre it deserves.”
Visions of Vauxhall’s future
Want to find out more about the changes happening in Vauxhall? Last year, the council asked people who live, work and travel through Vauxhall about how the area could look and feel in the future. In a series of images and maps, the Visioning Vauxhall report illustrates what an improved, thriving riverside town centre can look like in the future.
Thank you to everyone who gave their views.