Green man crossing at Drayton Park

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Last year, I joined Islington Living Streets (LLS), the Islington Pensioners Forum and representatives from two local schools in a demonstration to have a green man crossing installed on Drayton Park/Holloway Road. The following has happened so far: LLS was told TfL that there would be a consultation on proposals in Autumn 2007; in November 2007 they were informed about the plans in progress with aspiration for implementation Autumn 2008; in May 2008 they were told that a consultation was due in July/August. However, by the 1st of October ... Zilch!

Considering the fact that Arsenal FC put £500,000 in to improve these junctions, lack of funding cannot be what causes the delay. How much longer do local people have to wait for a green man crossing on this dangerous junction?


Answer for Green man crossing at Drayton Park

Answer for Green man crossing at Drayton Park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over recent years, there has been significant progress in providing protected pedestrian crossing facilities at signalised junctions on the TLRN in Islington. The Drayton Park junction is one of the few challenging locations where full provision is not yet provided. As indicated, TfL have been working on a scheme primarily aimed at enhanced pedestrian crossing facilities between Hornsey Road and Drayton Park. Long delays have been experienced in the scheme development due to the complexity of achieving a balance with the need to protect the heavy demand for movement along Holloway Road. Layout options are currently being finalised, with key stakeholder consultation scheduled to be undertaken by the end of November. This will feed into an assurance process to confirm that the scheme does not have unacceptable impacts on other modes. Should TfL have a positive outcome to this, they intend to progress with public consultation in January.