Camrose Avenue, Harrow: Speeding & Safety - Speed Camera (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3723
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Local residents and Ward Councillors have raised serious concerns about speeding traffic (in excess of 50mph). Local concerns also include speeding of double decker buses in the morning and queries whether these buses are in sound condition. To prevent speeding and deal with road safety issues for local residents and pupils/parents of the local primary school, can TfL install speed camera on this road? If the response is negative, could you please explain the rationale for this? Can TfL also examine if they can introduce width restrictions on this road to assist local residents?

Answer

Answer for Camrose Avenue, Harrow: Speeding & Safety - Speed Camera (1)

Answer for Camrose Avenue, Harrow: Speeding & Safety - Speed Camera (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Although Camrose Avenue is managed by the London Borough of Harrow, TfL provides Local Implementation Plan funding to the boroughs, including Harrow, in order to deliver initiatives to reduce road danger, such as width restrictions on streets with concerns over speeding vehicles. 

The criteria for introducing speed cameras follows guidance set out by the Department for Transport that targets roads with the most concerning safety record. Based on the most recent casualty records, Camrose Avenue does not meet the criteria for installation of a speed camera, which requires four deaths or serious injuries over a three-year period, of which two must be speed related.

As part of my Vision Zero approach to road danger, I have asked Transport for London (TfL) to review the criteria and prioritisation of safety camera installations. An update on this will be included in my Vision Zero for London Plan. Other than speed cameras, TfL, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police undertakes many other speed management initiatives, including Community Road Watch. Concerns from members of the public relating to speeding, and other road offences, can also be logged via the Roadsafe London website, in order to inform police enforcement activity.

To help to regulate speeds on the road network, TfL, through their Bus Safety Programme, will be introducing Intelligent Speed Assistance technology across the bus fleet from December this year.