Junction of Mitcham Lane and Ambleside Avenue

MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


One of my constituents asks 'there are children, including a disabled child who uses a wheelchair users who are putting their lives at risk daily, because of one dangerous junction where the crossing time is too short and drivers including bus drivers routinely drive through the green pedestrian light. Why is the Mayor not ensuring as a priority, that these children are able to walk safely to their school in Streatham, when it is simply a case of lengthening the pedestrian crossing time and installing a camera at the junction?


Answer for Junction of Mitcham Lane and Ambleside Avenue

Answer for Junction of Mitcham Lane and Ambleside Avenue

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This junction is being examined as part of a Streatham-wide signal timing review which started in May 2009 and is due to complete in December 2009. Your concerns will be taken into account in any re-design of the timings. TfL will consider if it is possible to make changes to mitigate the poor behaviour of right-turning drivers into Ambleside Avenue.

The London Safety Camera Partnership installs red light safety cameras in London according to strict criteria. These state that over the most recent three year period, a red light camera can be installed if there had been at least one accident in which a victim had been killed or seriously injured and at least one other in which a victim had received a slight injury. In the case of this junction, the criteria for installation of a camera has not been met so the London Borough of Lambeth, as highway authority, is looking to implement other traffic calming measures at this site.