Saturday, 13 July 2013

We have yellow lines ... well, soon ...

Kudos to FOMP Facebook group members George and Simon for their persistence in making the case to LB Lewisham for upgrading the middle-island crossing on Mayow Road, near Burghill Road to a full Zebra crossing.

This has long been a problem, especially with it being used as a parking up area for local mini-cab firm, which means sight lines are often obscured. With the redevelopment of the pavilion, before long many more people, especially children will be wanting to cross here, so we feel is very much should be a priority.

In response to these efforts, Lewisham Transport Policy & Development wrote July 4th:
Our traffic engineers have agreed to carry out an assessment of this location for an upgrade to a formal crossing. As part of a crossing assessment we need to carry out what is known as the PV2 test. This related to the ration of pedestrians seeking to cross at this location in relation to the number of vehicles passing. If the site does not meet the criteria a crossing cannot be installed. From the engineers site observations there a several points where pedestrians cross and if there was a controlled crossing then it is likely that this behaviour will continue. Once we have the results of the counts, if they meet the criteria, we can then pursue the design of a controlled crossing along with a road safety audit. If a viable scheme can be designed (sight lines etc will need to be considered) we will then seek funding for the work.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the double yellow lines which should make the crossing safer for all, but we still have to wait a few months.