Security of quietway routes - Greendale - Camberwell to Dulwich

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3839
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent was recently mugged on a proposed quietway route between Dulwich and Camberwell along Greendale, which is a pedestrian and cycle path which is not overlooked, is overgrown in parts and poorly lit, with only one CCTV camera.  What action are you taking to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place on cycle quietways?  Will you look at introducing CCTV on certain quiet routes?  What specific plans do you have to improve the safety on Greendale?

Answer

Answer for Security of quietway routes - Greendale - Camberwell to Dulwich

Answer for Security of quietway routes - Greendale - Camberwell to Dulwich

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the Quietway route selection and design process, TfL works with the highway authority or land owner to ensure that the scheme design includes the appropriate measures to reduce crime and disorder and provide a safe environment for users. This includes a review of lighting and surveillance, which is upgraded where necessary. Vegetation clearance is also carried out as part of the Quietway implementation process. Future maintenance of overgrowth once a Quietway has been opened is the responsibility of the local landowner or highway authority.

TfL agreed to fund CCTV on Greendale in November 2016 following a request from the London Borough of Southwark to improve surveillance. This is yet to be delivered along this route, but will be in place before the Quietway is opened to the public.