Waterloo-Greenwich Quietway - Junction of Trundley's Road

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4150
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The junction of Trundley's Road and Surrey Canal Road lies on the route of the proposed Waterloo-Greenwich Quietway. Despite its proximity to a primary school, why has TfL decided against introducing a signalised crossing at this junction, prioritising motor traffic flow over safety?

Answer

Answer for Waterloo-Greenwich Quietway - Junction of Trundley's Road

Answer for Waterloo-Greenwich Quietway - Junction of Trundley's Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The proposed Quietway route runs along Surrey Canal Road and crosses Trundley's Road into Folkestone Gardens. Trundley's Road is a borough road for which LB Lewisham is the Highway Authority. As part of the feasibility work a number of options, including signals, were explored. 

Signals are not proposed at this particular location, as it could cause long vehicle queues resulting in significant congestion in the area. This would lead to increased journey times for local residents and a reduction in air quality. The preferred proposal is to provide a new pedestrian and cyclist refuge at this junction, which has been designed to allow both users to cross safely. It will be wide enough to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists waiting within the refuge, and it will be raised to enable them to be seen clearly by approaching vehicles.

In addition to this, pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from further traffic calming measures, an improved urban realm and a new and more accessible entrance into the park. TfL and LB Lewisham are working together to provide the new crossing facility and wider streetscape improvements, which will help reduce traffic dominance in the area and improve accessibility for all users.