Junction dangers in Southwark

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


A new local constituent has contacted me about their very real concerns about poor road safety in the area of Southwark around Borough and London Bridge tube stations. He told me 'I am very surprised at the lack of green/red man crossings at many very busy roads. Especially now that it is getting dark earlier again, and is thus dark during the evening rush hour, I'm certainly finding walking home quite dangerous at times.' I've contacted Southwark Council about this; they reported that there had been 112 accidents in the last 36 months, just around Borough tube; and 12 just at one junction! Do you agree with his concerns? Will you work with Southwark to improve safety at these key junctions? .


Answer for Junction dangers in Southwark

Answer for Junction dangers in Southwark

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

TfL and I share the concerns of your constituent about the accident numbers around Borough tube station. Priority is given to schemes that are most likely to deliver the best value for money in terms of casualty reduction. The London Road Safety Unit manages the TfL road safety engineering budget to support cost-effective casualty reduction schemes on both the Transport for London road network and borough roads.

Although just a single road accident is one too many, the number of recorded accidents involving pedestrians between London Bridge and Borough stations has actually been falling over the last few years. Currently there are no locations in the London Bridge and Borough tube station areas that have been submitted by Southwark for support through the borough spending plan. However, I confirm that TfL will continue to work with Southwark to improve safety. .