Safer A23 Campaign

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1491
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the Mayor agree with the Safer A23 Campaign along Streatham High Road to help improve pedestrian crossing at St Leonard's junction of Streatham High Road and the need for improved Tfl rail infrastructure to serve Streatham residents?

Answer

Answer for Safer A23 Campaign

Answer for Safer A23 Campaign

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise the need for improved pedestrian facilities at St. Leonard's junction. However, I am advised that introducing a signalised crossing either on the south side of St. Leonard's junction across Streatham High Road, or at nearby Streatham Green, would have significant adverse impacts for road users on the A23 and the surrounding network, including rat running on local roads, significant delays to buses and blocking of junction exits, particularly in the evening peak.

TfL will work with the London Borough of Lambeth and other stakeholders to assess alternative options for improved pedestrian facilities at St. Leonard's junction. This includes more radical options to redistribute traffic flow and/or introduce banned turns where feasible. Subject to the outcome of this work, a public consultation could be undertaken in 2017.

I agree that the best way to improve transport connectivity in Streatham is to improve the existing rail network. It is my firm commitment to push for TfL to take over responsibility for more commuter routes, including those serving Streatham. This would build on the success of the London Overground.