Whitefoot Lane/Bromley Road Junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1335
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What progress has been made on the design of the improvements to the junction of Whitefoot Lane and Bromley Road in Lewisham, which local people have been campaigning on for some time? Do Transport for London (TfL) have any concerns about any aspects of the design and if so, what are they doing about it? Can you also confirm that long awaited works at this junction are included in TfL;s programme of works for 2009/10? When can residents expect to see the improvements, which are fully supported by Lewisham Council, to be implemented?

Answer

Answer for Whitefoot Lane/Bromley Road Junction

Answer for Whitefoot Lane/Bromley Road Junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has undertaken work to consider whether a scheme can be designed that would allow a pedestrian facility to be provided without impacting on the journey times of other road users through the junction. Unfortunately TfL has been unable to find a scheme design that would provide the correct balance, and would not increase delays and congestion around the junction. A review of previously developed proposals for the junction revealed that the impact on general traffic of an all red pedestrian stage would have been to considerably increase delays and congestion well beyond acceptable limits.

TfL is, however, still undertaking work to consider whether a revised scheme can be designed that would allow a pedestrian facility to be provided without impacting on the journey times of other road users through the junction.