Results of review into Elephant and Castle junction redesign put off until September

News Desk (26 May, 2017) Transport

Residents in Harper Road have complained of increased traffic from drivers using the residential street as an alternative to the junction

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The results of a review of the £25m Elephant and Castle junction redesign by Transport for London will not be published until September, a spokesman has said.

The public had previously been told that findings from the ‘post-implementation review’, into how the new layout had affected traffic, would be presented by May 2017.

It was announced earlier in the year at a Walworth, Borough and Bankside Community Council meeting that a review of the huge redesign would be carried out in April.

A TfL spokesman has since told the News: “We want to do a twelve-month review, but as there is normally a three-fourth month lag in stats being turned around from the police to us (which means that to actually do a twelve-month review with twelve months of stats), the report can only be produced around September.”

Following completion of the junction in spring last year, residents in Harper Road have complained of increased traffic from drivers using the residential street as an alternative to the junction.

Pensioner Johanna Hedger died in a collision with a lorry on February 5 last year, at the junction with the New Kent Road.

Charlie Cooper, a 21-year-old motorcyclist, was also killed following a collision at the north-side of the junction on March 16, 2016.

An inquest into Mr Cooper’s death, held in March, heard that the “confusing” layout may have been a contributing factor Mr Cooper’s death.

The inquest also heard evidence from TfL’s senior programme sponsor, Thomas Holmes, whose team oversaw the junction redesign.

Mr Holmes said: “I think the junction is as good as we can get it.

“There is very little more we can do with this layout in this configuration to affect users’ behaviour. I believe any further changes could be detrimental.”

But he added “there are plans to introduce” 20mph speed limits at the junction.

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