A23 Through Streatham

Date petition submitted: 
08 March 2017
Petition presented by: 
Florence Eshalomi AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We’re calling for the A23 through Streatham to be made a safer, more people-centred space to end the exceptionally high death and injury rate on the road and return in to being a community high street”.

Response information

Response title: 
Mayor's Response
Name of person responding: 
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
Response date: 
27 April 2017
"Thank you for your letter of 15 March enclosing a petition about the A23 through Streatham. I appreciate the safety concerned raised by the local community. I am committed to making London's streets healthier and safer and I am clear that no loss of life on our roads is acceptable. To help achieve this, I have asked Transport for London (TfL) to adopt a 'Vision Zero' approach to reduce road casualties. This puts the elimination of road danger at the very heart of TfL's priorities. TfL is working closely with the London Borough of Lambeth and engaging with local community groups, including the Safer A23 Campaign and Streatham Action, to develop proposals that address road safety issues and areas with the worst collision history along the corridor. The schemes being developed focus particularly on safety improvements for vulnerable road users at key locations, and a range of additional initiatives are also planned. As one of London's major radial roads and a key corridor for both bus and freight movement, we must ensure that the A23 is improved in a holistic way that does not simply transfer problems onto adjacent residential roads. Subject to the outcome of this work, a public consultation could be undertaken this year and local stakeholders will be kept informed as this work proceeds. Thank you again for taking the time to write to me."