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."
Name of person responding:
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.