In June group of local parents concerned for their children’s safety launched a campaign for a pedestrian light controlled crossing on Upper Richmond Road near the garden centre. The current crossing is a simple and not very visible zebra crossing used by lots of local parents and children. There have been near misses and, indeed, collisions between at least one pedestrian and a motorcycle there.
The petition now has nearly 400 signatures and many comments from local residents describing their near miss incidents.
TfL have had complaints about this stretch of road for some time and have long term plans to address the issue, however the group is specifically asking for a short term solution to improve safety at this crossing right now.
TfL have agreed to attend a meeting hosted by Zac Goldsmith and listen to concerns. If you have had a near miss or any other traumatic events at this crossing your attendance at this meeting would be much appreciated. Hearing these stories first hand will emphasise the message that this crossing is very unsafe and needs immediate action and help persuadeTfL to give this priority. This is the best chance we have to get this changed.
You can help in two ways:
- Please attend the meeting to be held in Sheen at 10am on the 15th October to tell your story first hand – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Please sign the petition here and in the reasons for signing please could you add your story as they will all be printed out and presented to TFL.
Thanks for your help– hopefully we can make this crossing safer for everyone without adversely impacting traffic flow