Falloden Way (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2805
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are you aware of the recent serious accidents on Falloden Way?   Also, 50% of Brookland School's catchment is within 200 yards of Midholm. The children have to cross the A1 for school, library, playgrounds and tennis courts. The traffic island concept does not work as traffic does not slow down. Car drivers use the hatched divider to overtake buses at bus stops and hit 'hidden' pedestrians. Will you consider a zebra or pelican crossing at Midholm; install better warning signs of pedestrians for drivers; and review the traffic light sequencing?

Answer

Answer for Falloden Way (1)

Answer for Falloden Way (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There was a tragic collision near the junction with Brookland Rise in July when a vehicle lost control and struck a lamp column. My thoughts are with those affected by this incredibly sad event.

We are also aware of another serious incident in which a pedestrian was recently struck by a vehicle whilst crossing a short distance to the east of the Brookland Rise Junction, resulting in serious injuries. My best wishes go to the gentleman for a speedy recovery. TfL are working directly with the police to understand the circumstances of this collision.

I appreciate that incidents such as these generate concerns about safety, especially when the catchment of the local school means that parents and children have to cross a busy road such as the A1. TfL has recently reviewed the existing collision history here and in September 2014 undertook an assessment of pedestrian crossing activity. This work indicates that a case for a new signalled crossing facility, in addition to existing provision , is not strong, but TfL are continuing to work closely with the school to fully understand and address local concerns.