Mile End junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-10-14
Session date: 
October 14, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2854
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The last three years have seen a string of serious accidents and one fatality at the crossing outside Mile End station. My constituents frequently tell me that traffic light timings at the crossing render it unsafe. I have campaigned for changes to this crossing for years and finally secured a meeting with TfL back in April where they acknowledged that making this junction safer was a priority. They have committed to redesigning the junction however the earliest date promised, even for initial designs, is April 2010. In spite of TfL's claims that this is a priority, their actions to date do not suggest a huge amount of urgency. What reassurance can you give me and what is your proposed date for completion of this piece of work?

Answer

Answer for Mile End junction

Answer for Mile End junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is continuing to develop options for the pedestrian crossing outside Mile End Tube Station with the objective of improving conditions for pedestrians. This work is closely connected with design work at the junction of Mile End Road and Burdett Road.

As you are aware this is a sensitive part of the strategic network, as such it is vital that the preferred options for both the junction and the crossing take account of all the impacts on the full range of road users. Taking this into account, as well as the requirements and needs of local users, the preliminary design process takes time. The current programmed completion for an agreed preferred option is May 2010. Following agreement of a preferred design, technical approvals and identification of funding for the implementation of the scheme, TfL would hope to deliver the changes during the later part of 2010.