The dangerous junction of Madras Place/Holloway Road/Fieldway Crescent (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-07-14
Session date: 
July 14, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2252
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have been informed that TfL are not starting works on the dangerous junction of Madras Place/Holloway Road/Fieldway Crescent, until 2011 at the earliest. Given that a woman was killed at the junction in 2008, will you instruct TfL to start works to improve the safety of this junction as a matter of urgency?

Answer

Answer for The dangerous junction of Madras Place/Holloway Road/Fieldway Crescent (1)

Answer for The dangerous junction of Madras Place/Holloway Road/Fieldway Crescent (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following the tragic fatality in 2008, TfL's review of the collision history at Holloway Road/Madras Place revealed a concentration of pedestrian collisions on the north side of the junction. Although this scheme is a high priority it is still required to go through the necessary scheme development, consultation, implementation and approvals processes. Whilst this has incurred delay as issues are discussed and resolved, the engagement has greatly benefited the development of the preferred option.

TfL has reported to the London Borough of Islington and local stakeholder groups that improvements at the junction would not be realised until 2011, but please be assured that TfL will make every attempt to minimise the delivery timescales.