Whipps Cross, Leyton (Traffic)

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what sample counts have been made in respect of traffic increase now, compared with five years and one year ago, passing Whipps Cross, Leyton.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

None, Sir. At Dalston Lane, Hackney, which is the nearest census point on A.104, traffic increased 9 per cent. between 1956 and 1958.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton

Will not the hon. Gentleman take action to see that a traffic count is taken in view of the fact, to which I referred just now, that part of Leyton is becoming a very congested bottleneck? Is he further aware that, in spite of what he said in answer to a previous Question, the number of pedestrian crossings is quite inadequate in view of the very great increase in traffic in that part of Leyton?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

I will ask our divisional road engineer to give us a report on that point and will then see, in the light of what he says, what further action we can take to help.