Work to start on Brownhill – Torridon Junction in April 2020

Transport For London has released a date for the start of works to add a pedestrian phase to the lights sequence & a cycle lane.

Work begins in April. They responded to letter written by Mrs Barrett after an incident earlier this week when a car struck a double buggy at the terrible junction.

Currently the lights allow  just 6 seconds for pedestrians to cross, with traffic flow prioritised above pedestrian safety.


Here is an official update from TFL

Ref: 14725445

28 February

Dear Ms Barrett

Thank you for your feedback form of 27 February about requesting a pedestrian crossing at the junction of Brownhill Road and Torridon Road.

I appreciate taking your time to write to us and I’m sorry to hear about the injury to the children involved in the accident.

We have undertaken a route study along Brownhill Road. Following this study, a concept design has been worked out for improvements on Brownhill Road at the junction with Torridon Road. The proposals include the adding of a pedestrian phase and advanced cycle stops lines and is currently with our signal engineers for design and auditing. These improvements are due to be delivered in April 2020.

We appreciate your patience whilst we look to carry out these works. I trust that you will notice an improvement here following the implementation of these improvements.

Thanks again for contacting us. If there is anything else we can help you with, please reply to this email. Alternatively, you can call us on 0343 222 1234 and we’ll be happy to help you.

Kind regards

Roddy Aning
Customer Service Adviser
Transport for London Customer Services

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  1. Paul Howarth
    July 11, 2020

    Hi – I saw your story about how work was due to start to install a pedestrian crossing on the Brownhill Road / Torridon Road junction in April. Please could you publish an update?

    I ask because a member of the Corbett Residents: Association Facebook page has posted a message saying she’d received an update from TfL which confirms the installation has been cancelled because of financial pressures on TfL

    I’d be grateful if you could publish this as an update on your website/newsletters and ask that your readers lobby the council and TfL about it…

    It would also be good if they could add comments to request a crossing on the Council’s consultation map – the council is currently asking for suggestion for how to promote safer walking in Lewisham here:


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