Bromley Road/Whitefoot Lane/Southend Lane junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-01-25
Session date: 
January 25, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0137
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I welcome the long overdue progress that has finally been made on developing additional pedestrian crossings at this difficult junction. However, please clarify what work has taken place on proposals to remove the pedestrian guard rails and changes to the Tiger's Head bus stop. These proposals have caused concerns which have been raised with me by Phoenix Community Housing, who are a key local stakeholder. Can consideration be given to reviewing the need to remove the guardrails and could Phoenix Community Housing also be added to the list of consultees on this issue if this has not already been done?

Answer

Answer for Bromley Road/Whitefoot Lane/Southend Lane junction

Answer for Bromley Road/Whitefoot Lane/Southend Lane junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL recently concluded a consultation with stakeholders on proposals to provide additional pedestrian facilities at this junction. These works are planned for implementation at the end of 2012.

As you know, TfL has been removing guardrail across the TLRN where it provides no benefit to pedestrians. TfL undertook a safety audit of the guardrail at this junction and concluded that it provided no benefit to pedestrians, so it will be removed when the main works are undertaken towards the end of this year.

The 'cage' provided for the northbound bus stop near Watermead Road will be shortened to allow a new 'staggered' pedestrian crossing to be provided. No other changes will be made so buses will continue to use this stop in the same way as currently.

TfL included Phoenix Community Housing in the consultation