A205 Pedestrian and Cyclist Casualties

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many pedestrian and cyclist accidents and fatalities have occurred on the A205 between the Tulse Hill gyratory and the junction with South Croxteth Road over the previous 3 years? What steps are being taken to make this section of road safer?


Answer for A205 Pedestrian and Cyclist Casualties

Answer for A205 Pedestrian and Cyclist Casualties

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the 36 month period to the end of June 2006, there were a total of 32 personal injury accidents, resulting in 49 casualties on the A205 Thurlow Park Road between (but not including) the Tulse Hill gyratory and the junction with South Croxted Road. Of the 32 accidents, 6 involved pedestrians and 1 involved a cyclist. A pedestrian was killed following one of the accidents, at the junction with Rosendale Road, although the records show that this was an unusual occurance, not fitting with any pattern for this part of the network. . TfL is developing proposals for a trial to determine whether this section of Thurlow Park Road, specifically at the Birkbeck Hill, Elmcourt Road and Lancaster Avenue junctions and adjacent pedestrian crossings, can be redesigned to improve safety and the perception of safety. TfL hope that the trials can begin in the New Year, after which TfL will consult stakeholders on what options are available for improvements on this section of the A205. This work is also being undertaken in the light of the proposed new Elm Green schooI proposals. I know that TfL has been in contact with you about this and will continue to keep you updated.