pedestrian crossing on Finchley Lane

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5172
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I previously asked you about the need for a pedestrian crossing on Finchley Lane, where it meets the A1. Your response said that it was likely that the length of Finchley Lane you were referring to was the responsibility of Barnet  Council to consider and promote. They say  that  improved crossing facilities on Finchley Lane at its junction with the A1 Great North Way (e.g. the provision of a pedestrian phase (green man) at the existing traffic signals), is an issue for TfL as  the first 52 metres of Finchley Lane (from its junction with A1) and the first 48 metres of Hendon Lane (from its junction with A1) is the responsibility of TfL as stated in their "Side Road Designation" Traffic Order  (i.e. a Traffic Management Order where TfL defines the lengths of borough roads situated off their main roads which they are also responsible for).  your last response to  Question No: 2014-4442  was 'Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly'.

Accordingly given your claimed  excellent good relations with Barnet  council, will you ask TfL to resolve with the Council whose responsibility it is to provide such a crossing and get on with organising it?

Answer

Answer for pedestrian crossing on Finchley Lane

Answer for pedestrian crossing on Finchley Lane

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I can confirm that TfL is responsible for the A1 / Finchley Lane signalised junction. An informal pedestrian crossing exists on Finchley Lane at the junction with the A1. TfL has looked at the potential of signalising this facility for pedestrians, but has concluded that this would result in unacceptable delays and disruption to traffic. In the light of the road safety data which indicates no significant history of collisions at this junction, it would not be a good use of resources to prioritise this work.