Kennington Lane crossing

MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


There is an ongoing issue in my constituency of traffic blocking the view of the pedestrian crossing signals at the junction of Kennington Lane and Kennington Road. With cars queuing right across the junction it has become extremely dangerous for pedestrians trying to get cross safely. A simple solution to this would be to install a yellow box on the crossing or to reduce the West to East Green phase on Kennington Lane by about 4 seconds. Will you commit to looking into this and ensuring that Transport for London take action urgently?


Answer for Kennington Lane crossing
Kennington Lane crossing

Kennington Lane crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is investigating improvements at this junction to enhance provision for walking and cycling, and is still considering options prior to consultation, including an introduction of a yellow box. As Department for Transport regulations do not permit yellow box junctions to be placed on formal pedestrian crossings, a yellow box junction here would need to be fitted around the crossing. Subject to consultation, it is planned to implement a modification at this junction in 2020/21. 

Furthermore, given the concerns you have raised, this junction will be added to TfL’s traffic signal timing review programme for 2019/20. The signal timing reviews take into account the needs of all road users at various times of the day and ensure the network operates safely and efficiently.