pelican crossing on Colindeep Lane

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1500
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Regarding the planned pelican crossing on Colindeep Lane, Barnet Council say that the TfL signal design is pending and it does not appear the timescales they have been given by TfL are compatible with Barnet's aspirations. Without the TfL signal design, the pelican crossing cannot go ahead. As the proposal has become unexpectedly drawn out, it is now impinging on Barnet's ability to put the scheme on programme as Barnet cannot do this until such a time DPR approval is gained. Further, as it is standard practice for all contractors to give 3 months notice to gain permits to commence the work on site, there is now a very slim chance that the crossing will be built before the end of the financial year.  What is the reason for the delay and will you get your finger out to make sure the work is done promptly to protect the many schoolchildren who are dependent on crossing this road safely?

Answer

Answer for pelican crossing on Colindeep Lane

Answer for pelican crossing on Colindeep Lane

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL understands the importance the London Borough of Barnet places on this scheme and is continuing to work collaboratively with the Borough to ensure prompt delivery of this crossing.

Barnet's completed scheme submission was received by TfL on 14 February 2014 and TfL has rapidly designed the signals specification on the Borough's behalf and issued it for construction. A typical turnaround time for approving signal designs is three months but, in this case, TfL was aware of the urgency and fast tracked the application through the design stage in a matter of weeks.