Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street junction (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2440
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, do you consider TfL's refusal to provide a safe pedestrian crossing on grounds that it would cause disruption to general traffic an affront to local residents who witnessed a severe pedestrian accident at this junction on the 28 April 2009?

Answer

Answer for Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street junction (3)

Answer for Courthill Road and Lewisham High Street junction (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My response to the petition you presented made clear that TfL is continuing to investigate what improvements can be provided here. It is hoped that TfL's further review will give a clearer picture of what is achievable by Spring 2010.

This is a difficult issue to resolve however as the junction is operating very close to capacity with long queues and delays on all arms of the junction. If pedestrian signals were provided this would necessitate the reallocation of green signal time from general traffic, which would exacerbate the congestion to the disbenefit of pedestrians and motorists alike.