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Public supports King's Cross gyratory upgrade

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Early proposals developed by Transport for London (TfL) and local councils for a transformation of the King’s Cross gyratory network have received public support.

Plans created by TfL and Islington and Camden councils aim to make the area safer and simpler by removing the gyratory and introducing new road layouts, along with better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

The plans, which were supported by 70% of respondents to a consultation held earleir this year, will be developed to link up with other major improvement schemes across London.

“The area around King’s Cross is used by thousands of visitors, business people and local residents every day, and I’m delighted that plans for further improvements to the gyratory have such positive support from people who responded to the consultation,” said deputy mayor for transport Val Shawcross.

“We must now look at all the consultation responses in close detail and work with the local community to ensure that everyone who uses the gyratory benefits from the changes.

“Given our bold plans to make cycling and walking easier across London, it’s particularly important the scheme connects up with other new transport infrastructure like the extension of the North-South Cycle Superhighway.”

The King’s Cross gyratory scheme aims to remove the gyratory and introduce two-way traffic, create a simple road network and reduce journey times, reduce traffic on residential streets and improve conditions for pedestrians with safer crossings and contra-flow cycle lanes.

The next step will be to consider the responses and develop a further consultation for next year, alongside Islington and Camden councils.

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