Peckham Hill Street crossing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3957
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The crossing located on Peckham Hill Street next to the library in my constituency has become increasingly dangerous for residents. The raised roadway confuses both motorists and pedestrians because it is unclear whether it is a formal crossing and who has right of way. If one car stops to let pedestrians cross then pedestrians start crossing without knowing whether cars from the other direction will also give way. My constituents have reported a number of near misses. With the opening of Mountview, pedestrian traffic in the area is likely to increase significantly. Will Transport for London commit to installing a Zebra crossing here?

Answer

Peckham Hill Street crossing

Peckham Hill Street crossing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Southwark is the Highway Authority for Peckham Hill Street.

Transport for London (TfL) is not aware of any plans for a pedestrian crossing in this location. However, I am committed to doing everything in my power to make London’s streets safe in order to achieve my goal of Vision Zero – to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041.

TfL provides the London boroughs with funding to make improvements to locations such as this through their Local Improvement Plan. I have instructed TfL officers to discuss with the London Borough of Southwark how road danger could be reduced at this location.