Val Shawcross backs councillor campaign for a safe crossing on Brixton Road

Originally posted on Vassall View

Assembly Member Val Shawcross with Vassall councilors Annie Gallop and Paul Gadsby

London Assembly Member Val Shawcross has backed Vassall’s local councillors call for a new pedestrian crossing on Brixton Road.

Labour’s Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop launched a petition at the end of May calling on the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) to install the crossing on one of London’s busiest and dangerous road. It came after feedback from families and residents with mobility issues, especially those from the new Oval Quarter development, who were having trouble crossing. An unsuccessful application to  TfL for funding for a crossing near Mostyn Road in 2010 highlighted how the crossing was needed owing to an increase in the population caused by the development.

Giving her support to the campaign at a visit to the site of the proposed crossing, Val Shawcross, Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark, said:

“Anybody who has been through Brixton Road will testify that it is an incredibly busy and fast road that can be dangerous to cross. Residents in the area clearly want a new, safe crossing.”

Local councillors are planning to hand the petition in to TfL on the week commencing 22 June – so please sign the petition as soon as possible here.

You can read more about the story on the front page of today’s South London Press.

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