Speed of 384 bus on Alston Road, High Barnet

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5168
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Residents have raised concerns with me about the speed at which drivers of the 384 bus travel along Alston Road in High Barnet. This causes vibrations to houses, and discomfort to passengers, given how narrow the road is. Will you ensure drivers pass through this road more carefully and at reduced speeds?

Answer

Answer for Speed of 384 bus on Alston Road, High Barnet

Answer for Speed of 384 bus on Alston Road, High Barnet

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thank you for raising residents' concerns with me. Transport for London (TfL) is aware of this issue . The operator of route 384 has been advised to remind drivers to adhere to the speed limit at all times and that appropriate action will be taken if any driver has been found to have exceeded the speed limit. TfL and the operator will undertake random checks at Alston Road to ensure the expected high standards are being adhered to.

More widely, TfL is working with its bus operators to develop safety training materials for bus drivers and driving instructors. This will focus on the subject of Safer Urban Driving (SUD) with particular focus on Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs).