DDA compliant crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2481
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How does TfL's decision not to allow Islington Council to use its own funds to make TfL-managed pedestrian crossings in the Borough Disability Discrimination Act compliant, and does this not fly in the face of your belief that such choices should be made locally?

Answer

Answer for DDA compliant crossings

Answer for DDA compliant crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Islington approached TfL recently to ask whether it might undertake work on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) in the Borough without notifying TfL. Whilst TfL would certainly welcome discussions with Islington about further improvements to crossings in the Borough, it is vital that any works on the TLRN be coordinated, particularly since TfL is already carrying out its own works at some pedestrian crossings in the Borough. There have been a number of examples of TfL and Islington undertaking work on one another's networks, however there has been clear notification in every case. TfL would have difficulties therefore in allowing Islington to undertake works without prior notification. TfL intends however to discuss with Islington the scope for delivering further improvements to crossings in the Borough.