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More news from TfL on Charlie Brown’s

by gwynethdeakins on 9 January, 2017

CBR croppedLib Dems continue to keep up the pressure on TfL to carry out the long-promised installation of pedestrian crossings at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout.

GLA Member Caroline Pidgeon has tabled a Question to the Mayor of London and recently received the answer below.  It reveals that there is to be a public consultation on a proposed scheme this summer.  As always we will be holding the Mayor and TfL to account to make sure that they do what has been promised.

 

Caroline Pidgeon

‘In previous questions asked about the Charlie Brown Roundabout in South Woodford, the response has been that the toucan crossings will be completed in 2018. Can you be more specific about what months in 2018 the work is expected to start and be completed by.’

Written response from the Mayor

‘TfL expects to complete feasibility work for improved crossing facilities by March 2017.

Expected start and completion timescales will be announced when TfL responds to the scheme’s public consultation which is currently planned for summer 2017.

The scheme is currently scheduled for construction during 2018.  ‘I am afraid that TfL cannot be more precise about the date of completion at this time. This is because a number of factors dictate TfL’s future investment programme, including coordination with other works planned locally.’

Update:  on 11 January the Council’s External Scrutiny Committee and local residents quizzed TfL officials about the proposed works.  The Committee unanimously agreed that the Chair and Vice-Chair write to the Mayor of London demanding that there be an absolute commitment to completing it, earlier than the current schedule if possible. 

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