Gyratory system at Tulse Hill

Date petition submitted: 
09 October 2013
Petition presented by: 
Valerie Shawcross (past staff) AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned call upon the Mayor of London to exercise his authority in transport matters and include the gyratory system at Tulse Hill, SW2 in Transport for London’s Junction Improvement programme as a matter of urgency”.

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
21 November 2013
“Dear Val Re: Petition received at the London Assembly (Plenary) Meeting on 9 October 2013 Thank you for the petition which you presented to the London Assembly on 9 October. I am aware of the concerns that have been raised by the local community regarding the Tulse Hill gyratory and I have answered a number of your questions about this during Mayor’s Question Time as you will recall. As you know, I recently secured an excellent settlement from Government that will allow us to keep investing more in London’s road network. This summer, as part of the work of my Roads Task Force, Isabel Dedring, my Deputy Mayor for Transport, wrote to all the boroughs seeking their feedback on locations that should be prioritised for improvements. The London Borough of Lambeth identified Tulse Hill gyratory as a key location and, as a result, TfL has earmarked £5m in provisional funding for the area in its Business Plan. Transport for London (TfL) met with the London Borough of Lambeth and local ward councillors on 9 September at the site of the recent traffic incident on Christchurch Road to discuss local concerns. TfL is now progressing a package of short-term measures, including: laying new buff colour anti-skid surfacing for 50m on Christchurch Road on the approach to Hardel Rise introduce “slow” markings on the approach to the junction upstream to the existing “turn left” markings and introducing “ahead” to the turn left markings to highlight the hazard introducing a set of three signs to indicate the left turn into Hardel Rise and a bend to the left ahead sign advising of the 20mph maximum speed installing two sets of chevron hazard markers on the traffic island, to highlight the left turn. These early measures will all help prevent vehicles from losing control on the corner of Christchurch Road and Hansel Rise and protect other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, and properties. Works should be completed before Christmas. In terms of progressing larger scale improvements to the gyratory, the next stage is for TfL to discuss and agree the scope and management of the design work with the borough and community representatives; this process has already started and will establish the timeframe for design work and future implementation. Thank you again for writing to me.”