Petition to Transport for London (TfL) to improve road safety along Lavender Hill and Latchmere Road

Date petition submitted: 
11 March 2015
Petition presented by: 
Richard Tracey (past staff) AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

"We the undersigned petition the Mayor of London to: 1. Improve the low bridge signage along Lavender Hill to clearly warn drivers of low bridges ahead; 2. Move the detection and warning system further away from the Latchmere Road bridges, to a point where tall vehicles are informed in time to take an alternative route; 3. Ensure Transport for London works closely with satnav manufacturers to highlight bridge heights to all drivers."

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
20 April 2015
Thank you for the petition presented to the London Assembly plenary meeting on 11 March about stopping lorries getting stuck . I understand that you have been discussing this subject with Leon Daniels. As he explained in his email of 17 December 2014, this complex matter is being carefully looked in to . I understand TfL representatives met with you in February and explained their approach to addressing the issue of high lorries in Latchmere Road. I can confirm that some of the bridge height signage was recently upgraded to internally LED­ illuminated signage, making them more visible to traffic. TfL has also raised this matter with Network Rail to review whether any other measures could be introduced at this location and I have asked them to keep you informed . TfL is currently consolidating its contacts with satnav manufacturers and their mapping providers . TfL has already well-established relationships with a number of key providers and shares a lot of information including height, weight , width restrictions, banned turns, bridge heights, planned and unplanned disrupt ion . TfL is now looking at how it can further improve how it shares information with these third parties in future . Thank you again for writing to me. Yours ever, The Mayor.