Leader of London’s Liberal Democrats, Caroline Pidgeon AM, joined local campaigners in
Lewisham on Friday (27th Jan) to campaign for a pedestrian crossing.
Lib Dem campaigners and local residents have been calling for a ‘green man’ pedestrian
crossing facility at the Courthill Road / Ladywell Road junction for six years. There have been a number of accidents at the junction in recent years.
Caroline Pidgeon joined Cllr. Chris Maines (Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Lewisham Council) and John Russell (candidate for the Greenwich & Lewisham London Assembly seat) to collect signatures for a petition to Transport for London (TfL). Over 200 signatures were collected in just two hours. Hundreds more have already signed our online petition.
John Russell commented, “Transport for London have rejected calls for a pedestrian
crossing on the grounds that it will adversely affect traffic flow. Traffic flow is important, but not more important than the lives of pedestrians who need to cross the road.”
Caroline Pidgeon commented, “I have campaigned for safer crossings at a number of junctions around London and this is definitely one of the most dangerous junctions I’ve
Cllr. Chris Maines added, “The Lib Dems will continue our until TfL give local
pedestrians what they need – a safer crossing.”
Please sign the online petition which can be found here: http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/courthillroad