Transport for London have agreed to work on a solution to tackling the busy St Leonard's Junction on Streatham High Road, after long-running calls by residents and local councillors. The junction has seen many accidents in recent years and pressure from residents and Lambeth Council for a safe pedestrian crossing has finally paid off, with new options being presented for a crossing next month.
The move comes after calls by the Streatham Back on Track campaign, which was put together in response to Streatham being overlooked for numerous transport initiatives in recent years. Following a public meeting at the start of the year residents were polled on their biggest concerns, with the ‘Call upon Transport for London to make immediate improvements to the St Leonard’s Road junction’ backed as their second highest priority for the area.
Commenting, Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said:
“This is a really encouraging development and I welcome TfL’s engagement on this issue.
“The dangerous situation of crossing the road on this stretch of the A23 has gone on for too long, with too many people risking their lives on a daily basis.
“Pedestrians and cyclists are our priority when it comes to road users in Lambeth and this will hopefully create a much safer environment in Streatham.”
The final modelling for the three options for the crossing will be presented on Saturday November 21 at a public exhibition (location TBC).