London’s streets could receive “more railing” in accident blackspots under plans announced by Boris Johnson, the Evening Standard reports.
The suggestion is part of a series of traffic proposals the Mayor has announced as part of his re-election bid.
Mr Johnson’s campaign declines to provide policy details and campaign announcements to this site.
As reported, the proposals appear to merely restate an existing “policy presumption” by Transport for London, which is chaired by Johnson, to remove street barriers unless there is a safety issue.
The removals have taken place under both Johnson and his predecessor Ken Livingstone
In January Johnson told the London Assembly: “In line with Better Streets policy, TfL has adopted a policy presumption against the use of Pedestrian Guard Rail (PGR), except where there is a proven safety requirement. In many cases it is no longer necessary.”
Johnson added: “Further, it can be inconvenient for pedestrians and intimidating for cyclists. When proposing to remove existing guardrail, TfL consults with the relevant borough and advises locally with on site notices.”
Candidates for Mayor include Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Jenny Jones (Green), Ken Livingstone (Labour), Lawrence Webb (UKIP) and Boris Johnson (Conservative).