Dear Councillor Ioannou,
MEQ – 37748 Chaseville Park Road
I refer to your recent enquiry on behalf of your constituent regarding their concerns about the speed of vehicles and provision of pedestrian facilities on Chaseville Park Road.
As part of the Council’s commitment to help deliver the Mayor’s Vision Zero, we have developed a prioritisation tool to help ensure that our limited resources are focussed on road safety schemes likely to deliver the greatest safety benefits. At the moment Chaseville Park Road has not been identified as an immediate priority,
I have spoken to the police regarding the incident that Mr xxx mentions in his correspondence to you dated 22 March 2022, and they have stated that they do not consider speed to have been a causation factor in this collision.
I have reviewed the personal injury data held by the council and in the five year period to 30 June 2021 (latest data provided by Transport for London and the police) there have been four personal injury collisions on Chaseville Park Road, between and including its junctions with South Lodge Drive and Eversley Park Road.
Any controlled pedestrian crossing, such as a zebra crossing, needs to be placed where it is going to be regularly used, this depends on a pedestrian’s destination and choosing the most convenient place to cross. Given the frequency of driveways on Chaseville Park Road, it may be difficult to locate a zebra crossing where pedestrians are choosing to cross.
The underlying principle is that crossings will only operate correctly if they are used on a regular basis throughout the day. If there are, too few pedestrians for most of the day drivers may tend to ignore the crossing and put pedestrians at risk on the occasions when they are using the facility.
I hope the above answers your enquiry, should you wish to discuss any of the points made above do not hesitate to contact me.
Senior Engineer – Road Safety