Accident in East Finchley

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3865
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There was a serious accident near the junction on Church Lane and the A1000, outside Martin School in East Finchley on Monday 4th February. It is reported that a car failed to stop at a red light and hit a man and his daughter. Will you ask Transport for London to look at safety at this junction, and work with Barnet Council on proposals to increase safety here?

Answer

Accident in East Finchley

Accident in East Finchley

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was very sorry to hear about this serious collision involving a father and daughter in East Finchley. My best wishes go to them both for a swift recovery.

I am committed to doing everything in my power to make London’s streets safe and to prevent tragic events such as these. That is why I have adopted the goal of Vision Zero – to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041.

Transport for London (TfL) provides the London boroughs with funding to make improvements to locations such as this through their Local Improvement Plans. Barnet Council is the highway authority at this location, and I have instructed TfL officers to support Barnet Council’s investigation into how road danger could be reduced at this junction.