Speed of vehicles in Redcliffe Gardens and Finborough Road

Date petition submitted: 
19 January 2011
Petition presented by: 
Kit Malthouse (past staff) AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

"We the undersigned who live or work in Redcliffe Gardens, Finborough Road and neighbouring streets call on the Council of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Transport for London to take steps to control the excessive speed of vehicles and motor bicycles in Redcliffe Gardens and Finborough Road which is a danger to pedestrians and cyclists."

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
01 March 2011
“As you are aware, Transport for London is responsible for both Redcliffe Gardens and Finborough Road. “Using data supplied by the Metropolitan Police, TfL monitors the volume of collisions across London which involve personal injury, in order to inform a priority of locations with the most pressing accident problem. “This approach ensures TfL targets its resources intelligently in order to achieve the greatest impact in terms of reducing casualties. I have asked TfL to look into the collision record for Finborough Road and Redcliffe Gardens when compared with the wider road network and, in particular, the number of speed related collisions. “Across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the average number of collisions for A class roads like Finborough Road and Redcliffe Gardens is 14.74 collisions per kilometer, per year. TfL’s collision data confirms that on Redcliffe Gardens over the last three year period to September 2010 (the latest for when information is available from the Police), there were 10 collisions on the section between Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road; a section of 0.71km in length. “The data indicates that the speed of the vehicles involved was a factor in only one of these collisions. On Finborough Road over the last three year period to September 2010, there were 13 collisions on the section between Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road; a section of 0.76km in length. The data indicates that the speed of vehicles involved was a factor in two of these collisions. “When compared against the average number of collisions on A roads across the Royal Boroughs, it appears that there is not a particularly acute accident problem on either Redcliffe Gardens or Finborough Road caused by speeding traffic. “TfL is considering the feasibility of a scheme to improve the visibility to traffic of existing zebra crossings on Redcliffe Gardens, but in its 2011/2012 programme there are no plans to pursue further schemes along either road. “However, TfL will continue to monitor collisions across London to ensure that resources are targeted at those locations with the most pressing problem, in order to continue reducing the number of collisions in which victims are killed or seriously injured.”