Duppas Hill crossing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2003
Reference: 
2003/1972
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Mayor acknowledge the potential community severance, social deprivation and discrimination issues affecting Waddon estate residents as a result of TfL's ongoing decision not to provide surface-level pedestrian crossings on Duppas Hill Road, Croydon? Is he concerned that many pedestrians avoid subways whenever possible, regard them as no-go areas after dark, and that in particular women and older people can find them very intimidating? In view of this, can the Mayor ask TfL to re-examine how a surface-level pedestrian crossing could be provided in the vicinity of the existing subway, and to consult local residents for their views on the existing subway and the possible alternatives?

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Answer

Answer for Duppas Hill crossing

Answer for Duppas Hill crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

You will know that removal of community severance and social exclusion are high on my agenda. Indeed my Transport Strategy has initiated a London wide programme to replace subways and footbridges with surface road crossings where it is practical to do so. The alternatives though also have to be safe and the circumstances at Duppas Hill Road, whatever the shortcomings of the existing subway, where heavy traffic flows on merging slip roads, and a bend, present significant hazards in their own right. However, bearing in mind the nearby infants, junior and senior schools and probable pedestrian demand to cross the A232 at this point, I have asked TfL to examine the feasibility of a surface crossing in the vicinity. In doing so it will liaise with Croydon Council on pertinent local issues. Peter Hendy at Surface Transport will relay the outcome direct to you shortly. .