Putney High Street/Putney Hill Lights

MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have received a number of letters from concerned constituents regarding the danger of turning right at Putney High Street on to Upper Richmond Road. The reason this is so dangerous is that there is no right filter lane, meaning that drivers take risks to turn right, especially during rush hour. This is preventing a danger to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. What will the Mayor do to ensure that this junction is safe for all local residents to use?


Answer for Putney High Street/Putney Hill Lights

Answer for Putney High Street/Putney Hill Lights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current design and operation of the signals at this junction is in accordance with design standards which ensure safe operation; and is similar to the operation of many other junctions across London.

The accident record at this location over last three years does not place it in the list of 100 priority junctions that are currently being reviewed.

The timing of the signals is determined by the relevant design factors and standards which take into account the traffic flows and pedestrian demand. These timings were last reviewed in February 2012 and found to be compliant with safety standards.

There is however a planned modernisation of the site in the near future which will review the design; and this will take your constituents' concerns into account.