Safety around Stirling Corner improved through alternative measures says TfL (From This Is Local London)
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Safety around Stirling Corner improved through alternative measures says TfL
New traffic signals around Stirling Corner would lead to significant queuing according to Transport for London (TfL).
In a letter to Councillor Clive Butchins, chairman of Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council’s transport and road safety forum, TfL says full traffic signals at the roundabout would lead to extra queuing. TfL adds that safety could be improved with other measures which are currently underway.
Last month TfL resurfaced the road and installed new signs for the roundabout to make it safer for motorists.
In the letter, Peter Bradley, head of consultation at TFL, also discusses the impact to traffic flows from Morrisons supermarket and a planned petrol station on the Stirling Way site.
He said TfL raised a number of concerns that Hertsmere Borough Council “did not adequately consider traffic flow issues” when it granted approval for the supermarket.
He adds TfL requested a revision of the traffic impact analysis by Hertsmere at the time of the application in 2010 but it was not carried out.
TfL says that any traffic modelling to assess the impact of Morrisons and its planned petrol station would cost around £150,000.
In a meeting of the transport and road safety forum in December, representatives from TfL suggested Morrisons could contribute to the commissioning of the traffic modelling to find out if traffic lights would improve traffic flow.
However, in the letter Mr Bradley also states: “Even if Morrisons were to fund the modelling and audit process in its entirety, there would be no guarantee that the outcome would be a viable proposal that did not result in unacceptable delays to traffic on a primary traffic flow route.”
Councillor Clive Butchins, chairman of the transport and road safety forum, has called for a meeting between the relevant parties to discuss the proposed petrol station and the affect it will have on traffic.