Traffic Lights at East Dulwich Grove/Townley Road

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0071
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

Thanks to Transport for London funding, new traffic lights at the dangerous crossing of East Dulwich Grove/Townley Road Junction was secured (9?) months ago. However, inaction has followed: the traffic lights are still not installed and this junction continues to pose a real threat to the school children who have to cross these roads every day. Will you join with me in calling for Southwark Council to take immediate action to get these traffic lights working? .

Answer

Answer for Traffic Lights at East Dulwich Grove/Townley Road

Answer for Traffic Lights at East Dulwich Grove/Townley Road

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

In June, TfL were invited to a meeting about the design of a new signals installation at this site, in place of the present uncontrolled situation. The borough were not happy with the design that had been produced by their consultant and TfL were asked to carry out three separate designs and model them so that the borough could decide their preference. This is more than TfL would normally expect to do but as you know we are pleased to help if we possibly can. This work took about two months and the results were sent to the borough in August. Despite reminders, we did not receive their decision on their preferred scheme until November. A check on the precise layout proposed, to ensure that all categories of vehicle would be able to physically negotiate it was then undertaken by the borough. We received this confirmation in December, together with an instruction to proceed. We still have some way to go in our detailed design including the audit process before we can begin acquiring the site specific traffic signal controller and make arrangements for the installation works. The aspiration, however, is for the lights to be installed by the end of March. .