Greenwich Peninsular traffic problems

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0235
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have been approached by a constituent with regard to the ongoing traffic problems in the Greenwich Peninsula and you may be aware that there was a recent fatality. Given that this was former GLA land and we still have a close interest in this area, what actions have TfL and Greenwich Council taken to resolve the long standing problems facing residents and others especially with regard to the crossing arrangements along John Harrison Way and other adjoining roads.

Answer

Answer for Greenwich Peninsular traffic problems

Answer for Greenwich Peninsular traffic problems

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was saddened to hear of this tragic fatality and understand the concerns regarding road safety on the Greenwich Peninsula. 

An urgent meeting was held on site on 14 January, with officers from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police and TfL. The outcomes of this meeting were:

- an agreement to improve signage and markings at the John Harrison Way/West Parkside junction;

- the introduction of a temporary 20 mph limit and;

- RB Greenwich will press ahead and deliver a new zebra crossing.

I am also aware that RB Greenwich would like more radical changes to the road layout in this area and on 27 January a meeting was held between senior members of TfL staff, the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport.  The main outcome of this meeting was an agreement that TfL would complete a study looking at the options for the busway and that a further meeting with RB Greenwich officers will take place in the coming weeks to discuss the emerging findings of this work.