TfL - Network Management Act 2004
We are in a long and protracted argument with TfL about the need for a crossing at a busy junction in Richmond [see RCC website]
The most recent e-mail from them includes this:
"A toucan crossing was previously considered for this junction in 2008. However it was found that signalising the roundabout would cause severe delays to traffic on all arms of the roundabout and have an unacceptable affect on its capacity at this location, conflicting with TfL’s duties under the Network Management Act 2004.
TfL has to manage competing demands for the allocation of roadspace on its network and needs to take all roads users into account. A reduction in capacity on this strategic corridor would result in a proportion of traffic seeking less suitable alternative routes and/or experiencing increased queuing."
Do TfL often use conflict with the Network Management Act 2004 as justification? Is it a correct interpretation of the Act and is the cyclist a second class citizen when trying to cross the road?
Does anyone know how they make these calculations?
I'm asking TfL how long a severe delay is, what acceptable and unacceptable capacity is and what increased queuing means.