Elephant & Castle traffic scheme set to change

By Jim Dunton - Thu 11 July 2013, 1:23 pm

Plans to radically transform Elephant & Castle's road network - and in particular its northern roundabout - have been unveiled.

London Mayor Boris Johnson and Southwark Council leader Peter John confirmed plans to redraw the area’s road map as part of a £30 billion investment in in traffic hotspots across the capital.

Included in the Roads Task Force proposals are a new “peninsula” road layout and better-designed public realm to replace Elephant & Castle’s much-maligned northern roundabout.

The scheme will also see the creation of a new tube entrance, safer pedestrian routes, and new cycle networks.

Councillor John said the new road layout underscored the authority’s strong vision for Elephant & Castle’s transformation.

“Elephant & Castle is the gateway to central London and the south of the city, it is a hugely important site that desperately needs a transport network to match its importance and its location,” he said.

Regeneration lead Councillor Fiona Colley said the new traffic system was a “safer, more accessible” design.