Mayor's Oral Update (Supplementary) [3]

Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group

Question

On the Bow Roundabout down to Aldgate.  I think that is what we want to see and there are two other particularly dangerous junctions both referred to in the coroner’s report at the Bow Roundabout and at Aldgate.  Public assurance requires you to give some sort of undertaking.

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Answer for Mayor's Oral Update (Supplementary) [3]

Answer for Mayor's Oral Update (Supplementary) [3]

I understand that point completely and very sincerely.  I will have to, I am afraid, just refer you to what I have already said on those particular routes and those particular junctions.  As you know, at the Bow Roundabout there is a huge amount that has already now been invested and we have tried to change the configuration there.

This is always going to be an extremely difficult challenge for us on the streets of London and no solution will ever be perfect.  We will do our best and we will invest what it takes, but I cannot guarantee to Londoners that we are going to be able to produce segregation everywhere that it is desired.  I am afraid that is simply not a realistic objective, just because there is not the road space to do it.  I know, John, that you have campaigned on this for a long time.  We will certainly look at it.