Traffic light phasing at Green Lanes/Hedge Lane/Bourne Hill junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-12-12
Session date: 
December 12, 2007
Reference: 
2007/2828
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Local residents are concerned over the lack of pedestrian crossing facilities at the Green Lanes/Hedge Lane/Bourne Hill junction in Enfield, particularly as the junction is close to a school, nursery and a youth club. Modelling work has been undertaken including the provision of pedestrian crossings on all sections of the junction. However, the most favoured solution seems to be to extend the inter-green time (the time between which one arm loses right of way and the next gains right of way) and Enfield Council is currently liaising with TfL to approve these amendments. However, as cars enter the middle of the junction in order to turn right and often undertake these manoeuvres when a red light is showing this will not solve this problem. Please ask TfL to reconsider providing a proper pedestrian phase as it is the only way to guarantee the safety of local schoolchildren and other pedestrians, who will continue to risk their lives when crossing this dangerous junction.

Answer

Answer for Traffic light phasing at Green Lanes/Hedge Lane/Bourne Hill junction

Answer for Traffic light phasing at Green Lanes/Hedge Lane/Bourne Hill junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While TfL will advise the borough of the implications of design options, a decision on the amendment of the signalling regime at the Green Lanes/Hedge Lane/Bourne Hill junction rests entirely with Enfield Council as Highway Authority for all the roads concerned.

TfL will, however, undertake its own safety audit of the signalling arrangement the Council requests and will not agree to implement any regime that a safety audit deems fundamentally to be unsafe.