Seven Sisters Road through Woodberry Down - 3

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5503
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have been asked to put the following question to you by a resident of Woodberry Down:

"Woodberry Down residents have raised concerns at recent public meetings about the speed at which vehicles travel along the Woodberry Down stretch of Seven Sisters Road. Motorbikes, particular, can routinely be seen breaking the speed limit. Why are there no speed cameras in the area and what other measures are TfL and the Metropolitan Police willing to employ in order to improve safety on this stretch of road?"

Answer

Answer for Seven Sisters Road through Woodberry Down - 3

Answer for Seven Sisters Road through Woodberry Down - 3

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Two safety cameras are positioned along the Woodberry Down section of Seven Sisters Road, which are used to enforce the 30 mph speed limit and red light violations. It is also proposed to install a further camera at the junction with Green Lanes.

TfL and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are committed to safe streets for all road users.  The MPS will visit the location to assess the situation and take appropriate action. In addition, discussions between TfL, the London Borough of Hackney and the developer (Berkeley Homes) are continuing regarding a highway improvement scheme as part of the wider regeneration programme for the Woodberry Down Estate. While a final design has yet to be agreed, one of the key objectives of this work is to make the road safer particularly for vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists.