2018 Consultation: Proposed changes to the Torrington Place / Tavistock Place corridor

Update - November 2019

On 13 November 2019, a report relating to the Torrington Place /  Tavistock Place Corridor was brought before Cabinet.  In the meeting, Cabinet decided not to change the current eastbound traffic flow on the Corridor. Further, that stepped cycle lanes would be built along the Corridor on both sides, and the footway be widened as recommended.  Changes to waiting and loading arrangements in Herbrand Street and Bedford Way were also approved, along with the installation of trees, cycle parking and seating in Byng Place.  Pick up and drop off of taxi passengers will take place in the Corridor from the central carriageway or side roads of the Corridor.

You can view the decision sheet, and full Cabinet report and accompanying appendices for this decision.

The detailed design of the scheme will take approximately 6 months, finishing in summer 2020 with project construction expected to take an additional 6-8 months.

Update - June 2019

It was hoped that, following the public consultation and an assessment of the potential impacts of a westbound scheme, a report could be brought to Cabinet in April 2019. Unfortunately, the required analysis and assessment has taken longer than originally expected.

As this is such an important issue, it is vital that the scheme has been fully assessed, and that Cabinet have all the relevant information to assist in its decision-making. Considering this, a call has been made to delay the decision to allow further time to assess the scheme and ensure that the decision is as robust and informed as possible.

The work to fully assess a westbound scheme is ongoing and is planned to conclude to enable a report to be considered at the November meeting of Cabinet.  This date has been provisionally set for Wednesday 13 November 2019.  The November meeting of Cabinet is the earliest opportunity for Cabinet to consider a report following the completion of the assessment.

Public Consultation Nov - Jan 2018/19

Between November 2018 and January 2019, we conducted a consultation to hear your views on the direction of traffic flow for motor vehicles along Torrington Place and Tavistock Place. We also asked your opinion of further improvements that could be made along these streets subject to funding being available. This consultation is now closed. 

The consultation followed the implementation of the current street layout (the eastbound option) under an experimental traffic trial in 2015,the subsequent public inquiry in 2017 that further examined the merits of the scheme and the Cabinet’s decision in September 2018.
To assist people in making their responses, we  produced a consultation leaflet which set out the current conditions for the users of the Torrington Place / Tavistock Place corridor together with updated motor traffic, collision, air quality and loading data. The leaflet also included information on the detailed traffic modelling analysis undertaken which helps to understand the impacts of both the westbound and eastbound options.

Useful Links

You can see our consultation leaflet and the drawings showing the proposals by clicking on the links below.

Within the consultation leaflet we stated that further information can be found online on walking, cycling, motor vehicle flows, collision data, loading and air quality. The leaflet also states that additional information on routes for motor vehicles, traffic modelling and the predicted impacts on of both options can be found online. The following links provide background information on:

We also consulted on potential changes to loading adjacent to the Torrington / Tavistock Place corridor. A copy of these proposals can be found at the following link:

•    Loading Drawings (PDF)

The following 2 video clips have been produced from traffic modelling undertaken for both options, they show how the traffic is expected to move along the corridor:

For further information, please email transportconsultations@camden.gov.uk or telephone 020 7974 6516.