Nine Elms Regeneration

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2931
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you believe it is acceptable to close the pavement, bus and cycle lane outside the former Royal Mail site on Nine Elms Lane for several months? Will you ask TfL to look at alternative solutions that do not compromise road safety whilst the site is under construction?

Answer

Answer for Nine Elms Regeneration

Answer for Nine Elms Regeneration

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The works on Nine Elms Lane involve changes to the road alignment to facilitate creation of new junctions, and works associated with these changes encroach into the carriageway, and also require a safe working zone taking up further carriageway. The combination of pavement, bus lane and general traffic lane can therefore not be safely maintained whilst the site is under construction.

A traffic lane wide enough to accommodate both vehicles and cyclists has been maintained to allow general traffic and cyclists to travel westbound on Nine Elms Lane.

Alternative routes for pedestrians are available at all times and are clearly signed. Currently pedestrians are directed to the footway on the north side whilst the closure of the south side footway is in place.