No left turn' restriction from the A1 into Tithe Walk

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3281
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you consider a 'no left turn' restriction from the A1 into Tithe Walk, Mill Hill?  A1 traffic comes both up and down Tithe Walk at speed, using it as a rat run to avoid going through the lights at Fiveways Corner and / or to shortcut tailbacks that often mount up when the phasing of the lights at Fiveways is poor. The volume and type of traffic that comes through is unsuitable for a road of this size - including HGVs - and there is considerable risk on the blind bends.  It is pretty much impossible to slow to an acceptable speed when turning left off the A1 when the traffic is moving at speed. Hence there is considerable risk to pedestrians - and especially young children. Other similar roads nearby have no left turns off the A1, which suggests that this is a risk which has been identified and mitigated in similar settings.

Answer

Answer for No left turn' restriction from the A1 into Tithe Walk

Answer for No left turn' restriction from the A1 into Tithe Walk

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thank you for raising this with me. Although this location has a low number of recorded collisions, I acknowledge the potential for danger with the current layout, which is constrained by a pedestrian subway.

TfL will work with the police and the London Borough of Barnet to see what can be done to implement a 'no left turn' restriction from the A1 at Tithe Walk, and also to look at The Rise junction to the north, which also has no lane for vehicles to slow down in.