Pedestrian crossing phasing - Southend Lane/Kangley Bridge Road, SE26

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1681
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

My constituent has recently been in touch to raise the following question about pedestrian crossings at Southend Lane/Kangley Bridge Road, SE26.

'I would be very grateful if someone could look into pedestrian crossings on the junction of Kangley Bridge Road and Southend Lane. Access to Sainsbury's on foot is very tedious and time consuming. Traffic lights appear to be synchronised to make the journey very slow and pedestrians have to cross three sides of a square to get to the Sainsbury's side from Kangley Bridge Road. Please could you look at making this area more pedestrian friendly as this kind of set up is quite retrogressive and deters people from making the journey on foot, even if the distance is small.'

Answer

Answer for Pedestrian crossing phasing - Southend Lane/Kangley Bridge Road, SE26

Answer for Pedestrian crossing phasing - Southend Lane/Kangley Bridge Road, SE26

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is one of the larger, more complex junctions within the London Borough of Lewisham. TfL carried out a timing review in April 2009 and concluded that the junction is operating as efficiently as possible given its layout. Reducing the number of crossing points pedestrians must pass through to reach Sainsbury's would impact on traffic flow through the junction and potentially increase congestion. Reducing the number of crossing points could also increase pedestrian wait times. The highway authority for the junction is the London Borough of Lewisham, who would need to consider whether they would wish to redesign the junction in this way. Should Lewisham wish to do so, TfL would be pleased to discuss this with them.