Hackbridge Regeneration Scheme (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3645
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

To make the Hackbridge scheme work effectively, traffic needs to flow at a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour and for traffic to respect the courtesy crossing. This is not happening. Why did the Council and TfL think that the site would work in this way?

Answer

Answer for Hackbridge Regeneration Scheme (2)

Answer for Hackbridge Regeneration Scheme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the scheme, physical measures have been implemented to help reduce traffic speeds through the junction, this includes widening the pavements, reducing the width of the roads and introducing a range of traffic calming measures and safer ways to cross. The success of the scheme is not contingent on achieving a maximum 15mph speed limit. The speed and overall safety of the scheme is being reviewed through the safety audit process.

Driver speeds were measured through the automatic traffic count surveys in advance of the scheme being delivered, this showed drivers travelling through the junction in excess of the speed limit. Driver speeds are now being measured following implementation of the works and Sutton Council will then be able to understand the extent to which traffic has slowed down once these figures are collected.

As a result of the public feedback, I asked my officers to meet with representatives from Sutton Council to consider the safety concerns that have been raised about the Hackbridge scheme.  My officers are satisfied that the safety concerns are being addressed. They also agreed that the Council would work to communicate the findings of the safety reviews with members of the local communities