Borough High Street – Safe Crossings Campaign

Thanks to everyone who came along on Friday 6th December and took part in the day of action to help get signatures for our campaign for safe pedestrian crossings on Borough High Street (900 signatures in one day!). The day culminated with many local children gathering after school on the steps on St George the Martyr Church. We now have more than 1,150 signatures (online and on paper) The campaign has been run jointly by SE1 Safe Roads, Boroughbabies and Southwark Living Streets is calling on call on Transport for London and Southwark Council to review crossing safety on Borough High Street and to create Green Man Pedestrian crossings:

1) on all arms of the junction with Great Dover St and Marshalsea Rd.

2) at the junction with Trinity St and Great Suffolk St.

These are needed because the thousands of people who live and work in the area cross Borough High Street every day at its junctions a) with Great Dover St and Marshalsea Rd and b) with Trinity St and Great Suffolk St.

At the junction with Great Dover St and Marshalsea Rd there is no green man pedestrian crossing on the eastern arm between St George The Martyr Church and Brandon House.

There is no green man pedestrian crossing at all at the junction with Trinity St and Great Suffolk St. Safe crossings are especially important in this area owing to the hundreds of families who live to the east of BHS whose children go to the many schools on the west side including Charles Dickens Primary School, the Cathedral School and St Joseph’s Primary School, Friars Primary School, the London Christian School, St Saviour’s and St Olave’s school, the Bright Horizons Nursery and The Arc Nursey. Many also wish to visit the parks close by such as Mint Street Park, Little Dorrit Park and Red Cross Garden.

There is an online peititon which can be signed at:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/safe-crossings-on-borough-high-st-campaign/signatures.html

There has been lots of interest in the campaign on Twitter and local press coverage from Southwark News, South London Press and the London SE1 website

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/7256

For more coverage see the SE1 Safe Roads Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/SE1SafeRoads

Thanks for everyone’s help and more updates as things progress.

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