Bus route for Wightman Road, Haringey

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3297
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The answer given by TfL to my Question 2404/2009, requesting a bus route diversion via Wightman Road, Haringey, does not address the issue that residents with mobility problems who live on Wightman Road cannot climb the hill from existing bus routes along Green Lanes. Nor does it address your integrated transport agenda that buses should connect with trains by introducing such a connection at Harringay rail station on Wightman Road. Are these desirable outcomes no longer affordable under the new TfL Business Plan ?

Answer

Answer for Bus route for Wightman Road, Haringey

Answer for Bus route for Wightman Road, Haringey

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst I accept there would be some transport benefits to introducing the suggested service, you will be aware that it is essential to plan and deliver the bus network to achieve maximum benefits from the available funding. Having considered the cost, to implement the route you suggest is unfortunately too high to justify taking into account expected usage.