Rapid rollout of temporary dropped kerbs

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th July 2021.

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The disability campaign group Transport for All has successfully lobbied Westminster Council to provide asphalt ramps in locations where dropped kerbs have been missing for several years, and permanent changes are not scheduled. Will you undertake similar work where necessary on the Transport for London (TfL) road network and also promote such approaches with local authorities?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The standard layout on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) is to provide dropped kerbs at all signalised and unsignalised formal crossing points, so temporary ramps are not needed. There may be isolated historical instances where this is not the case and Transport for London (TfL) would consider modifications to the layout of these crossings if brought to its attention and it was deemed appropriate.

TfL is dedicated to meeting its duty to make London’s streets inclusive for everybody, with a strong focus on understanding how people with protected characteristics are impacted and what can be done better to make our streets safe and accessible for them.

TfL provides all of London’s boroughs with guidance on how to design London’s streets, including how to make them inclusive. In addition there is national guidance on street design. I encourage all London’s boroughs to follow this guidance and take action where possible so everyone can get around our city easily and safely.