Research shows 'no reason' to install traffic lights at Stirling Corner, says TfL director (From Borehamwood Times)
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Research shows 'no reason' to install traffic lights at Stirling Corner, says TfL's Alan Bristow
A Transport for London director who was challenged to see how “lethal” Stirling Corner is for himself said he has already carried out detailed research into the area.
Tony DeSwarte, of Nash Close, Elstree, invited Director of Traffic for TfL, Alan Bristow, to drive through the roundabout in a bid to show him how 24-hour traffic lights would benefit the area.
But Mr Bristow said that over the last year, he has regularly visited the area with engineers to see how traffic operates.
He added: “These visits have fed into our recent detailed research into the traffic signalling at this location.
“Combined with the accident history at the roundabout, this does not indicate there is a reason to alter the current arrangements to this spot.”
He added that safety measures such as road resurfacing were carried out at the roundabout, which separates Barnet and Borehamwood, earlier this year.
Mr DeSwarte, who is 66, was left feeling angry by this response. He said: “I specifically asked Mr Bristowto drive around Stirling Corner himself.
“When a road situation is like this, it causes a lot of stress for the travelling public. Why, for the sake of a couple of traffic lights, can it not be put right?
“It will only be a matter of time before there is a major incident.”