Palmer Place junction -pedestrian crossing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4947
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Local residents have raised concerns about the dangers of crossing the road at the Palmer Place, Holloway Road and Drayton Park junction.  Will you commit to reviewing the situation and installing a pedestrian crossing?

Answer

Answer for Palmer Place junction -pedestrian crossing

Answer for Palmer Place junction -pedestrian crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) has started designs for a junction improvement project at the A1 junction with Drayton Park and Palmer Place. This is one of the few major signalled junctions in Islington without green man protected crossings, and TfL is aware the local residents' desire to remedy this.

A previous scheme at this location was not progressed, largely because of local concerns relating to banned turns for traffic in order to help deliver the pedestrian facilities. A key objective of the current design is to deliver the pedestrian improvements without the need to ban so many traffic movements. TfL plans to present draft design proposals in early 2018.