Hostile Streets and community severance in outer London

MQT on 2018-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In response to the London Assembly Transport Committee December 2017 report, Hostile Streets, Transport for London (TfL) acknowledged the community severance problem caused by busy roads, but there was no commitment to identify specific junctions for road danger reduction in outer London. 

However, TfL indicated some areas may be improved through the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme. In which areas does TfL expect to see improvements through this programme?


Answer for Hostile Streets and community severance in outer London

Answer for Hostile Streets and community severance in outer London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) received an excellent response to the first round of my Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, with London's boroughs making a total of 28 bids. After careful evaluation against the Healthy Streets criteria set out in my Transport Strategy, funding was awarded to the following seven projects:

- West Ealing (Ealing)

- Greenwich Town Centre (Greenwich)

- Hackney Central (Hackney)

- Crouch End (Haringey)

- Romford Town Centre (Havering)

- Deptford Parks (Lewisham)

- Coppermill Village (Waltham Forest)

These bids cover a wide range of interventions, and ensure that the issues raised in the Hostile Streets report are addressed head on. For example:

- The Greenwich Town Centre project seeks to remove the existing gyratory to improve pedestrian conditions and reduce road danger in this popular tourist destination.

- The Romford Town Centre project seeks to transform the ring road by replacing existing subways with new surface-level pedestrian and cycle facilities, supported by new bus lanes and public spaces

- The Hackney Central project seeks to ban traffic from a key route in the town centre, and address the three most dangerous junctions in the borough.

- The Crouch End project proposes a substantial redesign of the of the Park Road/ Broadway Parade/ Crouch End Hill junction (Crouch End triangle) to create a much simpler junction with less conflict

- In Ealing, the junction of Uxbridge Road/ Northfield Avenue is at the heart of proposals to reduce road danger, with interventions such as diagonal pedestrian crossings and better cycling facilities being considered

Boroughs will have the opportunity to bid for further schemes in November 2018, and in future years. You can find out more about this on the TfL website.