Red Route proposal for Pound Street, Carshalton

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3081
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has contacted me to raise concerns over the proposal to introduce double red lines on Pound Street in Carshalton to combat obstructive parking. The constituent points out that parking in the area is only a problem during specific local events, and that the proposal would penalise local residents. Will you reconsider the proposal, and ask TfL to work with the local authority to find parking solutions for residents during these events?

Answer

Answer for Red Route proposal for Pound Street, Carshalton

Answer for Red Route proposal for Pound Street, Carshalton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL's proposal to introduce double red lines in this part of Carshalton village originated from evidence of significant negative impact on bus operations and also a request from St Philomena's school.

The stretch of red route concerned is a major traffic route. However, it is particularly narrow and is unsuitable for on-street parking at any time, as even a partial or short-lived obstruction to moving traffic greatly increases congestion and causes inconvenience to all road users.

TfL continues to work with the London Borough of Sutton on this proposal.