Caroline Pidgeon joined local Liberal Democrats including Lewisham and Greenwich Candidate John Russell and Leader Cllr Chris Maines out and about in Lewisham on Friday 27th January. The team were collecting signatures at the dangerous Courthill Road and Lewisham Way junction. Pedestrians literally take their lives into their own hands as they attempt to cross the roads at this junction with traffic in all directions.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that TfL seem to be putting traffic flow over pedestrian safety. I witnessed someone on crutches balancing in the middle of a road with no island trying to get across whilst cars sped past, and parents with buggies struggling to cross this junction. The Mayor and TfL must take action now” commented Caroline.
“Following my tweet about this dangerous junction, many Londoners have suggested other dangerous junctions too such as Deptford Broadway junction/Deals Gateway, bottom of Blackheath Hill, Albert Memorial crossing Kensington Road, Holloway Road and Drayton Park. Something must be done to make sure pedestrians and cyclists are given more priority and are safer on our streets”.