Bus Stops at Falloden Way

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0455
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

What are TfL's intentions with regard to the bus stops on Falloden Way, given that you changed the layout against the advice of the London Borough of Barnet and the wishes of local residents, and have now taken them out of service for safety reasons? Will you now accept that the original decision was wrong?

Answer

Answer for Bus Stops at Falloden Way

Answer for Bus Stops at Falloden Way

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

Two of the modified stops are operating successfully, achieving the scheme objectives. At the other two stops, the white hatched area of the road is being contravened by drivers, despite the presence of a solid white line to prohibit this. These stops have therefore been taken out of service until a satisfactory solution is reached.

We have commissioned a review to address this non-compliance by motorists, in order to restore the stops to operational use. Certainly we apologise to passengers for the inconvenience this may cause.

I do not accept that the original decision was wrong. TfL's objectives were to:

- Ensure buses could pull up close to the kerb, making it easier for passengers to board, and so achieve the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995 & 2005). - Reduce `dwell' time at these stops, resulting from buses being delayed re-entering the traffic flow. This can help improve the reliability of the service.

We remain committed to retaining the improved accessibility for passengers without compromising safety.