Whitechapel Road and Vallance Road junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-10-14
Session date: 
October 14, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2698
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What urgent action are you taking to redesign the junction at Whitechapel Road and Vallance Road to make it safe for cyclists?

Answer

Answer for Whitechapel Road and Vallance Road junction

Answer for Whitechapel Road and Vallance Road junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following an analysis of the collision history at this site, a scheme design has been prepared. The key feature of the design is the moving over of New Road to the east to improve the overall junction alignment. However this would involve the relocation of a large amount of statutory undertakers' equipment and the cost estimate exceeds £1m. Consideration is therefore being given to alternative designs that can be delivered at lower cost whilst still delivering a safety benefit.

Police inquiries into the recent tragic fatality are continuing but the current view is the design or physical condition of the junction was not a contributory factor. However discussions involving the police have identified some defects and work is in hand to address these.