Bridge safety

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4386
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have had emails raising concerns about the safety of both Battersea and Putney Bridge for cyclists. Problems include potholes in the road and no space for cyclists to get over the bridge safely. What work will the Mayor do to promote safety in these areas?

Answer

Answer for Bridge safety

Answer for Bridge safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Putney Bridge is owned and maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth and TfL has advised the borough of the concerns raised.

Battersea Bridge is owned and maintained by TfL and its carriageway is in good condition and was resurfaced prior to the 2012 Games.

The bridge has two quite narrow traffic lanes and the footways are not wide, meaning that the scope to reallocate more space to cyclists is extremely constrained. There is an extensive programme of work underway looking at enhanced provision for cyclists at many locations across the network, including consideration of a new pedestrian cycle bridge across the Thames between Fulham and Battersea.