Junction of East Street and Old Kent Road

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Local councillors are concerned about pedestrian safety at this junction and would like to see better pedestrian crossing facilities there. Please advise what progress TfL have made on this.


Answer for Junction of East Street and Old Kent Road

Answer for Junction of East Street and Old Kent Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has confirmed that this junction currently provides dedicated signal-controlled crossing facilities for pedestrians crossing Old Kent Road. An un-signalised pedestrian crossing point with dropped kerbs exists on the East Street arm of the junction.

TfL's programme of regional improvements, which would fund improvements to pedestrian crossing facilities, is prioritised at locations which have the greatest safety issues to be addressed.

The most recent collision data available for this location shows 11 incidents in the three year period up to September 2014, all resulting in a slight injury. One of these incidents related to a pedestrian crossing East Street.  Taking the collision data into account, this location is not a sufficiently high priority to justify immediate investment relative to other areas. If the situation changes here TfL would be happy to reconsider this.