Road Safety Week (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Another concern for road safety is the routing of TfL bus routes down inappropriate residential roads. I realise there is always a consultation but sometimes the consultation is not taken notice of. In my case we have the 372 bus route -- -- and I have a petition - please do not quote other numbers at me while I am saying this, Brian, you know I will get lost - of 764 signatures from people in those roads who do not want the bus to go down there. There are two schools nearby; it will discourage people allowing their children to walk to school and some of the roads are so narrow that in fact the bus has to run a different way on different roads because two of them cannot be coming the other way. What I am saying is will the Mayor take this petition seriously and reconsider Transport for London's proposals which are hugely unpopular in the area and will be harmful to road safety?

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Answer

Answer for Road Safety Week (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for Road Safety Week (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Jennette Arnold (Chair): You are dealing with your petition which you know is the next item, Mr Evans.

Roger Evans (AM): No, it is not. The petition is at the end of the meeting when the Mayor will have gone and therefore he will not be able to respond. It would be nice to have an answer.

Jennette Arnold (Chair): Can I have a quick answer to that, because this is the subject of a petition and I would like to get through the questions.

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): OK, well let me just say, Roger, that I will of course make sure that TfL officials see your petition and will look at the case. All I would say is, in my experience, there is always a problem with people on either end of the bus route who rarely benefit from the thing we are putting in, so there are different interests to be weighed.