Sadiq Khan has been urged to take “rapid action” to address critical safety issues at dangerous junctions in London to protect pedestrians and cyclists.
At least 53 pedestrians and cyclists have been killed on London’s roads so far this year, while 55 pedestrians and seven cyclists were killed during 2020.
At a meeting of the London Assembly on Thursday, members agreed to forward a petition signed by more than 7,600 people to the Mayor of London urging him to immediately fix all outstanding safety issues.
The petition was started by the London Cycling Campaign and was brought in front of City Hall by Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, who said it is time for “action, not excuses”.
Ms Pidgeon said: “It is hugely regrettable that another petition calling for action to address such a dangerous junction and stretch of road is even necessary. I only hope that the message is finally heard that no cyclist or pedestrian should have to face such horrific dangers on our roads. It is now time for action, not excuses.”
Simon Munk, campaigns manager at London Cycling Campaign, said the “welcome” changes made to traffic flows at the junction “show that we do not have to wait years for changes to lethal and dangerous junctions”
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