Pedestrian crossing on the A22 at Godstone Road

Date petition submitted: 
08 June 2011
Petition presented by: 
Steve O'Connell AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We, the undersigned, are concerned about the lack of a proper, safe crossing for pedestrians across the busy A22 Godstone Road between Kenley (Norfolk Parade, CR8 5AA) and Riddlesdown Common. We call upon the Mayor of London, Transport for London and Croydon Council to provide a safe crossing solution for our community.” “We, the undersigned, pupils at Riddlesdown Collegiate, are concerned about the lack of a proper, safe crossing for pedestrians across the busy A22 Godstone Road between Kenley (Norfolk Parade, CR8 5AA) and Riddlesdown Common. We call upon the Mayor of London, Transport for London and Croydon Council to provide a safe crossing solution for our community.”

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
21 September 2011
“I know that Transport for London (TfL) attended a site visit with you to the Kenley area late in 2010. This gave residents an opportunity to make clear the difficulties they face in crossing this part of the A22 and for TfL to explain what proposals were possible to resolve these difficulties. You might recall that there are a number of constraints which make provision of a crossing difficult, including the very limited footway space at the area where residents wish the crossing to be installed and the nearby turning into Hayes Lane. Much of the land in the areais in the ownership of the City of London Corporation, whose agreement TfL must seek before a crossing scheme could be delivered. “In view of these difficulties, TfL suggested a number of short-term measures to address residents’ concerns, including the provision of additional signage to better highlight pedestrians to vehicles. I know that TfL wrote to you in April 2011 to confirm where the additional signage would be provided. TfL has continued to progress these short-term measures since April and provision of the additional signage is imminent. “TfL has included in its 2011/12 programme of work a study to look at the crossing facilities in the area noted in the petitions. TfL has completed a brief to inform the scope of the study, and the study itself will commence shortly. It will identify what can be done to improve the existing pedestrian crossing and determine potential options to take forward. I know that this is a significant issue for you and I have asked TfL to continue to keep you informed with their progress.”