A40 Footbridge

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0445
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Why are you removing the footbridge at Perryn Road on the A40, when your own statistics (London Road Safety Unit, 2003) show that pedestrian footbridges are overwhelmingly safer than pelican crossings?

Answer

Answer for A40 Footbridge

Answer for A40 Footbridge

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The A40 Perryn Road Footbridge is damaged from vehicle collisions and needs to be replaced.

Studies comparing at-grade crossings with footbridges show that the quickest and easiest way to cross the road is on the surface. For many people footbridges and underpasses are barriers; particularly blind or partially sighted people, frail and elderly people, people using wheelchairs, and those pushing prams or carrying heavy bags. We want to remove such obstacles where practical.

Appropriate measures will be taken to make the crossing as safe as possible.