Warwick Road traffic

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2007
Reference: 
2007/2085
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Residents of Warwick Road are increasingly alarmed by the excessive speed of traffic using the road and the resulting traffic noise. There have been several nasty accidents involving vehicles leaving the road and crashing into the basement of nearby buildings.

Can the Mayor arrange for the section of Warwick Road between Old Brompton Road and West Cromwell Road to be looked at by Transport for London so that measures can be put in place to alleviate the problems regularly caused by speeding traffic?

Answer

Answer for Warwick Road traffic

Answer for Warwick Road traffic

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Road Safety Unit (LRSU) monitors safety performance of TfL's road network on a regular basis to identify sites with higher than average collisions. The junction of Warwick Road with the A4 West Cromwell Road and is on this year's programme as a priority site for attention. A detailed collision study of the junction was undertaken earlier this year which identified several recommendations for improvements to safety, some, but not all of them relating to speed. TfL will progress them to the preliminary design stage this year.

Engineers from the London Safety Camera Partnership (LSCP) have also investigated this stretch of road, following a request for speed cameras. However, the casualty rate on this section of Warwick Road, where excessive vehicle speed is indicated, is low in comparison to a number of other sites, which must therefore take priority for safety camera provision.