Wednesday, 20 October 2010
As the Mayor of London's answer to Lib Dem Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon makes clear, it seems our Council's keeness to do away with the lights, surpassing perhaps the notorious stripping away of speed humps by their Tory counterparts in Barnet, has caught even TfL on the hop, read both the question and answer below.
Proposed removal of traffic signals
Question No: 3222 / 2010
Please list all boroughs in London which have agreed to the removal at traffic lights at all sites proposed by TfL.
Answer from the Mayor
TfL has not yet met all of the London boroughs to discuss the individual traffic signal sites proposed as potential candidates for removal but many have been receptive to the general principle. These discussions are therefore on-going.
To date, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has undertaken a public consultation on a site on Shepherd’s Bush Road and it has agreed that the site should be removed. Other boroughs, including Brent, Ealing and Westminster, have been receptive to the concept and are looking at alternative/additional locations where signals could potentially be removed.
Signals will only be replaced with other measures on borough roads if the borough decides that is what it wants to do. Local consultation will be undertaken in all cases before a final decision is taken.
Posted by Chris Underwood at 05:01