Newly formed local group Wandsworth Living Streets instrumental in campaign
Transport for London (TfL) will now not axe eight pedestrian crossings which were previously slated for removal.
TfL had identified eight traffic signals across Wandsworth which it proposed to remove as part of its 'smoothing traffic flow' initiative. These included three crossings along the Avenue in Clapham, the removal of which would have effectively cut off Clapham Common to many Wandsworth families. Also listed was the crossing on Kimber Road which links different parts of King George's Park and which forms part of the Wandle Trail, the removal of a pelican and toucan crossing outside Wandsworth Town station, and one at Carslake Road in Putney.
Following campaigning by local residents and groups including Wandsworth Living Streets, as well as local councillors and London Assembly Member Jenny Jones, TfL has now withdrawn its proposals.
Wandsworth Living Streets Group's Secretary, Robert Molteno, said: "This is an early Christmas present for Wandsworth Living Streets, and all who care about making our borough a more liveable part of London. We'd especially like to thank London Assembly Member Jenny Jones, who raised the profile of this issue, and the local councillors who made time to get involved."
December 7, 2010