Pedestrian Crossings on Red routes Southwark

MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Local councillor Claire Hickson has asked me to ask you if TfL will review the pedestrian crossing facilities on Tower Bridge Road at the junction with Long Lane and Abbey Street where there are no pedestrian facilities to assist with an east -west crossing. Please give accident and personal injury data for this location fro the last 3 years and explain what steps TfL is taking to ensure safety for pedestrians at this point?


Answer for Pedestrian Crossings on Red routes Southwark

Answer for Pedestrian Crossings on Red routes Southwark

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has recently reviewed the collision record at the junction and has compared it with all other junctions in central London Boroughs. The most recent collision statistics indicate that 10 collisions occurred in the 36 months to 31 November 2010. However, it is notable that all four of the recorded pedestrian collisions during this time period occurred on the Abbey Street arm.

It is recognised that pedestrian facilities for east-west movement on the northern arm of the junction may benefit from improvement. As a result TfL intends to commission a study to identify possible pedestrian accessibility and safety improvements at this junction during the next financial year.