Elgin Crescent/Kensington Park Road

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2007
Reference: 
2007/2075
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The residents of Elgin Crescent and Kensington Park Road are very concerned with the number of bus routes using these two narrow residential roads. At present there are 3 routes, with buses passing every minute. The introduction of bus route 452 in November last year has added to the severe congestion and unacceptable levels of noise and vibration as buses cannot pass in opposite directions, in some cases causing complete gridlock.

I am informed that residents met with TfL in April this year and presented them with well-researched evidence and alternative solutions and routes, which were also supported by councillors on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Despite promising to consider their presentation and come back with a response, the reaction from TfL has been complete silence.

Will the Mayor ensure that TfL contact the representatives of local residents with whom they met in order to deliver the promised response?

Answer

Answer for Elgin Crescent/Kensington Park Road

Answer for Elgin Crescent/Kensington Park Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since meeting with residents in April this year, TfL has been evaluating the suggestions in the context of its broader responsibility to serve a growing number of bus users, and balance their needs with those of local residents.

We have taken the concerns very seriously and commissioned traffic surveys to evaluate the position. This showed that while there is occasional need for buses to give way to each other when meeting on a section of Elgin Crescent narrowed by parked cars, the services generally run without a problem.

A dedicated meeting between TfL representatives, councillors and local residents has been scheduled for 26 September to discuss the matter further. and respond to the residents' suggestions to reduce the number of buses on Elgin Crescent.