Appendix 3 Summary of response to consultation on earlier draft of this report from Mr
Edward Reeve, Chairman of Pimlico FREDA.
Summary of comments and objections Officer’s comment
1. Mr Reeve sought clarification about 1. There are two petitions referred to in
the petitions referred to in the report the report summary. The first petition,
summary and which bay was dated 10 April 2006, was signed by 69
proposed to be removed to facilitate residents living in two residential blocks
the proposed pedestrian crossing. in the Abbot’s Manor Estate requesting
a pedestrian crossing on Warwick Way.
The second petition, regarding the
experimental parking bays in Warwick
Way, was presented to Council on 9
November 2006 and sought the
removal of the bays at the junction of
Cambridge Street and Warwick Way.
The location of the parking bay affected
by the Zebra crossing is outside
Glastonbury House as shown on
drawing No. 11673004-004-P-02 in
2. From comments that have been made 2. The experiment was continuously
by various members of several of monitored by Officers, but was
FREDA constituent Residents’ undermined by the illegal removal of
Associations, there are parking suspension notices.
clearly conflicting views but it
is generally thought the experiment
was badly conducted and thought out
in the first instance.
3. It seems precipitate to remove all the 3. Para. 2.7 of the report outlines the
experimental parking bays before reasons why the parking bay outside
other measures have been put in Nos. 61-65 Warwick Way was
place in an attempt to reduce the removed. Para. 5.4 outlines the
amount of traffic and it's speed along reasons why the Director of
Warwick Way. This is especially so Transportation is recommending the
now that the pinch point on Ebury removal of two more experimental bays
Bridge has been removed. which have already been shortened.
(the parking bay by the Abbot’s Manor
estate has already been removed as
park of the new zebra crossing
4. There is general agreement that the 4. Agreed.
5th bay on the south side of the street
should stay as it causes little problem
in this location and provides extra
5. It seems a shame that the bay to be 5. The national regulations governing the
removed to facilitate the proposed installation of zebra crossings issued
new pedestrian crossing should go as by the Department for Transport do not
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it firstly provides extra parking, permit parking bays behind zigzag
secondly it provides some measure of markings. The petitioners for the zebra
traffic calming without causing crossing made it clear that the crossing
problems (now that it has been at the junction of Warwick Way and
reduced in length by 2 spaces from Sutherland Street is too far for the
the original installation) and thirdly elderly people who need to cross the
there is an existing pedestrian road to go to the Post Office, and for
crossing a short distance away. parents/carers with prams travelling to
and from the nursery behind Furness
6. The bay near Belgrave Road has 6. The comment on the parking bay near
already been removed and all who Belgrave Road is noted. Responses on
have commented agree that this is the the suggested measures are given
correct thing to do as it caused such below.
difficulties but it is suggested that
before the others are removed that
other measures should be introduced.
7. Enforcement cameras should be 7. A CCTV enforcement camera was
installed to enforce the weight limit on installed in September 2003 for bus
Ebury Bridge in an attempt to stop lane enforcement and is now being
large (in excess of 7.5 tons) from used for enforcing the 7.5 tonne weight
coming down Warwick Way. limit.
8. Signs at both ends of Warwick Way 8. The signs were installed in 2006 in
should be erected in an attempt to support of the experimental parking
direct traffic left along Buckingham scheme and are still in place but are
Palace Road and right along Vauxhall due to be removed at the end of the
Bridge Road. experiment.
9. With some adjustment of the 9. The Council has already approached
pedestrian green phase, a left turn Transport for London (TfL) to consider
green phase could be introduced at this request. Officers are negotiating
the Ebury Bridge lights for traffic with TfL for this to be included in their
coming down Pimlico Road whilst the works programme for 2007/08.
right turn green phase for
traffic proceeding in a westerly
direction along Buckingham Palace
Road was in operation for traffic
turning into Pimlico Road. This would
encourage traffic, in conjunction with
the above mentioned signs, to turn left
rather than wait for the lights to
change for straight ahead over the
10. The open and inviting aspect of Ebury 10. This request was previously considered
Bridge could be possibly reduced by and was not progressed due to lack of
further trees and even build outs with funding. However, the City Council’s
trees. Arboricultural Officer will examine the
possibility of tree planting away from
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the bridge structure.
11. It has been suggested by members 11. Officers are aware of the conflict of
that these measures or some of them interest and have taken this into
at least, should be introduced before consideration in reaching their
the parking bays are removed. It is, of recommendations. As advised above
course, accepted that there is a the enforcement camera and the
conflict of interests between those suggested signs are already in place.
who live in Warwick Way and those
who are adversely affected by the
experimental parking bays. We have
been made aware of the strength of
feeling from the residents in Warwick
Way that this narrow road is
too heavily used for its size but we
have also heard from the residents of
Cambridge Street by their petition and
from a small number of residents who
live at the north end of St. George's
Drive and in West Warwick Place who
are adversely affected by the bays.
Perhaps this conflict of interests could
be resolved by some or all of the
above mentioned measures being
introduced at the earliest opportunity.
12. One final point on the proposed 12. The zebra crossing is justified because
additional pedestrian crossing. It of the two separate crossing demands
seems to be very close to an existing for those walking along Sutherland
crossing and as such would normally Street and those wanting to cross
be objected to. But it may slow traffic Warwick Way by Winchester Street.
down so should go ahead.
13. Can the Zebra crossing be safely 13. As outlined in point 5 above the
designed to retain the parking possibly Department for Transport regulations
by a build out on the north side with governing the installation of zebra
the zigzag lines along side the parked crossing do not permit parking bays to
cars. Could this be investigated be placed behind zigzag lines.
please? Appendix 9 shows that the Director of
Transportation has written to the
Department for Transport requesting
that the regulations governing the
installation of zebra crossings be
amended to permit parking bays
behind zigzag markings.
14. There appears to be a typing error in 14. The amount of £70,000 is correct,
recommendation 3 of your report on because the scheme required the
the cost of the new pedestrian installation of skid resistant surfacing
crossing which should read £7,000 on a new road surface along with the
and not £70,000. provision of belisha beacons.
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