Registered charity 276264

Accident waiting to happen

The Chelsea Society and the Cheyne Walk Trust have been campaigning for many years to persuade TfL to make it safer to cross the road at the junction between Beaufort St and the Embankment at Battersea Bridge. Tragically a pedestrian was killed there on 13th January.

Our campaign then became more urgent and we were joined by Greg Hands MP, Tony Devenish our GLA member, and RBKC.

We were informed on 8th March 2021 that TfL intend to build a new signalised pedestrian crossing on the north side of Battersea Bridge to improve safety for pedestrians crossing this busy junction.

The new crossing – which will be button-operated and feature a pedestrian countdown timer – will enable people to walk across the southern arm of the junction free from the dangers of vehicle traffic movements. TfL will provide more space on the pavement for people and add tactile paving to make it easier for people with accessibility needs. You can view the plans at https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/battersea-bridge-safety

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