Stockwell residents are calling for a new crossing to be installed on Clapham Road, SW9 from Albert Square to the new housing development in the former Freemans building in Vassall Ward.
The recent conversion of the old warehouse into flats and the opening of a new Tesco mean that more and more people are wanting to get across the road but face four lanes of, often fast moving, traffic.
Local residents have set up a petition calling on Transport for London to install a crossing on Clapham Road. In this they are supported by Lambeth and Southwark London Assembly Member Valerie Shawcross as well as Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member who is Chair of the Transport Committee.
The call is supported by the Vassall Labour Councillors and Action Team members.
Rachel, a local Vassall Ward resident commented "I fully support these proposals. I often cross this road to get to Albert Square with my son in a buggy. We either have to go down and cross at the crossing near Stockwell Park Road or a chance on crossing through the often heavy and dangerous traffic. A road crossing would improve the area making it much more people friendly."
You can offer your support by
Signing the petition: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/claphamroadcrossing
You can also support the campaign by writing individual letters to Transport for London at:
4th Floor, Zone Y4, 14 Pier Walk, North Greenwich, London SE10 0ES – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also send copies to the Mayor, Boris Johnson – email@example.com
and Caroline Pidgeon, chair of the Transport Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org
and Val Shawcross, deputy chair of the Transport Committee - email@example.com
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