Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street junction (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2439
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to the petition that I presented at Mayor's Question Time on the 17 June 2009 urging the provision of a pedestrian crossing at the junction of Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street you stated in a letter (your ref: MGLA180609 - 2411) that "If TfL were to install pedestrian signals at Courthill Road, this would necessitate the reallocation of green signal time from general traffic, which would significantly increase the level of congestion in the area." Are there any circumstances where TfL would consider that a possible rise in congestion was less important than fatal accidents or a situation where most residents were fearful of trying to cross the road?

Answer

Answer for Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street junction (2)

Answer for Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street junction (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There has to be a balance struck between the requirements of all road users and TfL would always try to resolve concerns from local residents. However, in order to satisfy the local demands in this case, the solution will have a significant impact on the operation of the network. It is essential to understand that impact and to assess just how wide ranging the effects would be before any decision can be made about balancing this against local concerns.