MQT on 2000-10-18
Session date: 
October 18, 2000
Question By: 
Elizabeth Howlett
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


There is desperate need for a pedestrian crossing at the junction of upper Richmond Rd and Roehampton Lane SW15. Many schoolchildren have to use this crossing and cars turning left into Roehampton Lane can prove hazardous. Both these roads are outside the authority of the local Council and the responsibility of GLA and I would be grateful if a pedestrian crossing were installed with all speed


Answer for Transport

Answer for Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The priorities of Transport for London (TfL), when dealing with the management of the Greater London Authority Road Network, reflect mine in that the vulnerable road users should be able to use the roads safely. In doing so, I am mindful that we serve local communities and pedestrians should be able to cross roads without being put at risk. TfL only took over responsibility for roads such as Roehampton Lane in July and is keen to work with local Councils in order to identify problem areas. Although the local Council and the Highways Agency had not taken action to resolve this particular problem up to now, it is useful to have the matter brought to our attention here. It is clearly in everyone's interest to encourage more people to walk rather than take the car and to reduce the numbers of those injured on the roads. TfL will therefore be carrying out an investigation into conditions at the junction of Upper Richmond Road and Roehampton Lane to identify the problem and see what can to improve the situation. They will obviously consult the local Councils in the area as part of that process.