Bromley Road/Whitefoot Lane/Southend Lane junction 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-05-19
Session date: 
May 19, 2010
Reference: 
2010/1565
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

This is a notorious junction which pedestrians find perilous to use and which has been the scene of a number of accidents. I am therefore confused as to why Transport for London have removed proposed works to this junction from it's work programme, citing unresolved design issues and lack of funding as the reasons. Please explain:

a) what are the unresolved design issues relating to this junction?

b) why have TfL apparently withdrawn funds to works on this junction, given the local safety concerns, and now estimate that works will not take place for a further three years?

Answer

Answer for Bromley Road/Whitefoot Lane/Southend Lane junction 1

Answer for Bromley Road/Whitefoot Lane/Southend Lane junction 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

a) TfL is continuing investigations at this junction in order to identify whether signalised pedestrian crossings can be provided without causing significant impacts on other road users, including motorists. However, to date, none of the options tested through traffic modelling have worked.

b) However, TfL is continuing to fund investigations into this scheme to ensure all potential options have been thoroughly explored. For example, TfL is now investigating whether pedestrian improvements can be provided on the two unsignalised arms and, if so, in what form. TfL anticipate that their review will be complete by the end of June.