What do Vauxhall employees want to see in the future?

Vauxhall employees have spoken out strongly in favour of new retail and leisure facilities as part of the upgrade of the Vauxhall transport interchange.

They have also asked for improved access for pedestrians. This comes as TfL and Lambeth prepare to launch their formal consultation on the scheme.

Nearly 400 people responded to Vauxhall One’s recent survey, giving a clear picture of the priorities for local businesses.

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When asked ‘What two things would you like to see most in the new Vauxhall transport interchange?’ responses were as follows:

  • 60% of respondents would like to see improved pathways for pedestrians
  • 60% would like to see more shopping and leisure facilities
  • 50% want to see more eateries and cafes
  • 50% of participants are aware of the improvements proposed for the Vauxhall Transport Hub

In addition participants were asked ‘How can we make Vauxhall a better place?’

  • 20% mentioned that the shopping areas in Vauxhall need improving/increasing
  • 17% said that public and green space was a priory
  • 17% mentioned pedestrian access/movement around the transport hub
  • 14% said that the traffic situation around the Vauxhall area needs improving

Other key themes emerged:

Anti-Social Behaviour

Respondents mentioned that the area still needed tidying up and would like to see improvements made to the early morning club scene along Albert Embankment.

Access to Public

Transport Survey respondents also said that the access to the underground and the mainline station needs better integration also mentioning the connection to Vauxhall bus station.

What happens now?

As part of the wider improvements, TfL will next week consult on returning the Vauxhall gyratory to two-way traffic to further improve the area and create a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Lambeth Council will also be publishing a ‘Vision Vauxhall’ document at the end of next week, detailing the results of their wider consultation on possible changes to the area.

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