Clapham Road pedestrian crossing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1712
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to my question 1177/2013, please give an update on the 'exploration' of the provision of a pedestrian crossing facility at Clapham Road.

Answer

Answer for Clapham Road pedestrian crossing

Answer for Clapham Road pedestrian crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The case for changing the existing refuge crossing facility to a signal controlled crossing has now been assessed. TfL used both a quantitative analysis as well as a qualitative assessment. The quantitative analysis looked at the number of pedestrians using the crossing facility, and the number of vehicles along the link to assess the suitability of the current crossing facility. The qualitative assessment looked at the conditions for pedestrians crossing the road using the existing pedestrian refuge.

The assessment indicated that pedestrians are able to cross Clapham Road using the pedestrian refuge in a timely and safe manner. This is backed up by the collision data for this location which indicates a comparatively very good safety record in relation to pedestrians; with no collisions involving pedestrians in the last 36 months for which data is available (to December 2012).

The assessment has consequently shown that the existing crossing facilities are sufficient for this location. A more detailed response will be provided to you shortly by TfL in reply to the correspondence that you have had with them directly on this matter.