FOI request detail

Popes Lane/Little Ealing Lane/South Ealing Road junction safety

Request ID: FOI-0026-1819
Date published: 30 April 2018

You asked

I would like to raise a few questions about the aforementioned junction. •Could you please provide me with the collision record at this location – fatal, non-fatal, serious, etc. •What is the process of putting red light cameras at this junction? •May I see the volume of repairs due to damage to traffic lights in the last few years? This junction is notoriously bad with vehicles and motorcyclists jumping a red light. I have personally seen this happen as well as the aftermath of vehicles either mounting pavements, hitting traffic lights (it has been seen that lights have been completed knocked over), etc. It is a dangerous junction and there are many restrictions that disallows many generic improvements. Being a councillor for twelve years I have tried to improve the junction, firstly, the timing of the lights and also, splitting 3 out of the 4 junction egresses being split into straight on/turn right lanes easing congestion. Whilst this has improved congestion this has most probably slightly increased the speed and fluidity of traffic flow. I would like TfL to install a red light camera, ideally, at each side, but most importantly, the north-south (South Ealing Road) and south-north lights. How can I go about installing these? What is the time lag from concept to implementation?

We answered

TfL Ref: 0026-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 1 April 2018 asking for information about the collision record at the Popes Lane/Little Ealing Lane/South Ealing Road junction and also asking for information about the volume of repairs following damage to the traffic lights at this junction

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.

Details of personal injury collisions in London from 2005-2016 can be found here on the London Collision Map: This will be updated with 2017 information when records are no longer provisional;  this is usually around late summer.

We can however advise that the provisional figures to end May 2017 for this junction, which is a borough road in Ealing, are as follows:

For the 36 months to end May 2017 there have been five collisions recorded at this location, which are classified as all slight injuries. These collisions resulted in five people being injured, all slightly - 1 x pedal cyclist, 1 x powered two wheeler rider and 3 x car occupants. We only receive details of collisions that involve personal injury.

Please also find attached details of the damage  / repairs to site 27/037 as requested over the last 5 years. There has been no major damage to this site during this time.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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