Campaign For Safer Roads at the Elephant & Castle

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4011
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the alarming number of deaths and injuries at Elephant & Castle in recent years and that well over 2,000 people have now signed a petition demanding safer roads at this location, will you agree to the four demands of the campaigners, namely: 1) introduce enforced 20mph speed limits on all of the roads in and around Elephant & Castle, 2) improve cycle safety on the Northern Roundabout, 3) create more pedestrian crossings and 4) narrow carriageways on St George's Road and Newington Causeway.

Answer

Answer for Campaign For Safer Roads at the Elephant & Castle

Answer for Campaign For Safer Roads at the Elephant & Castle

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

The major development at Elephant & Castle is already happening. I am clear that it is essential that we use this once in a generation opportunity to improve the road network at this location.

Active discussions are under way between the GLA, the London Borough of Southwark and TfL, and this includes discussions with local groups.