Question from Murad Qureshi - What progress if any has been made on the works TfL were going to undertake at this dangerous junction for pedestrians?
Written response from the Mayor
These are not TfL works. The junction of Harrow Road, Ladbroke Grove, and Kilburn Lane is on the boundary of three London boroughs – Westminster City Council (WCC), the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBK&C) and the London Borough of Brent (LB). This junction is therefore not part of the Transport for London Road Network and any scheme proposed here will be borough led.
The junction does however form part of the Strategic Road Network (SRN) and consequently any works require TfL’s approval in accordance with the Traffic Management Act (2004).
A meeting was held on 17 October 2011 at Portcullis House which was attended by Glenda Jackson MP, Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, officers from WCC, RBK&C, LB, Transport for London (TfL), and a representative of the Kensal Triangle Residents Association to discuss options of improving pedestrian crossing facilities at this junction.
It was agreed at the meeting that subject to approval from LB, RBK&C and TfL, Westminster would implement a scheme to widened the pedestrian islands for a trial period of three months. At the time it was anticipated that the trial scheme could be implemented before Christmas.
Since the meeting on 17 October 2011, Westminster officers have been liaising with TfL and the other authorities to agree the proposed layout of the new islands and the methodology for monitoring the scheme. This has taken longer than originally anticipated, however, we understand that WCC now expect to be in a position to make a formal application to TfL in March 2012 to introduce the scheme.