Friday, October 17, 2014

Safer Brownhill Road

A quick post to draw your attention to a petition that has been set up by Natasha Clarkson, a fellow Corbett Estate resident, asking for TfL and Lewisham Council to look at improving the safety of two crossings on Brownhill Road (also known as the South Circular) - one at Torridon Road, just up from where this picture was taken, and the other at Stainton Road.

Anyone who lives in the area knows Brownhill Road is a traffic nightmare (and it's also a polluted one as an aside), and crossing it is unpleasant and unsafe. There are no pedestrian crossings between Verdant Lane and Stainton Road, the zebra where a student was killed earlier this year. Trying to cross at Torridon involves waiting for the lights to change and then sprinting across before the cars get going again - not much use for people with young children, or the infirm.

Natasha says we need 1,000 signatures on the petition to trigger TfL to look at the crossings. It currently has just over 500 so please share it around!

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