Bridget welcomes victory in Angel crossing campaign

12 September, 2010 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

After a seven-year campaign by Bridget Fox and the Liberal Democrats, residents can now cross Upper Street at the Angel – one of the main roads into central London – in safety.

Bridget, who led the campaign for the new crossing, says “The new Angel crossing is now in place, crossing Upper Street on the north side of Liverpool Road. It’s much wider than the old crossing, and will have to compete with less traffic, so all in all a great result.

“Thanks again to everyone who supported the campaign: our hard work finally paid off!”

Local residents and businesses contacted local Lib Dem campaigners about the narrow width of the traffic island by Angel tube station, the lack of time pedestrians had to cross and the danger caused by traffic coming from different directions.

After calls from the Liberal Democrats to provide a safer crossing in Angel, a new crossing has finally been installed by Transport for London. The crossing is much wider and allows pedestrians to cross in one go rather than in two different stages when pedestrians were penned into the traffic island dangerously by the passing traffic.

Local Lib Dem councillor, Susan Buchanan, comments:
“I’m delighted that following the long Liberal Democrat campaign, TfL has finally listened to local people’s concerns and installed the new crossing.

“It’s a big improvement and will mean pedestrians can cross one of the busiest streets in Islington safely.”

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Angel crossing campaign.

Bridget nominated as Internet Hero Bridget shortlisted for London Assembly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


In Islington South & Finsbury

Bar chart: it's Lib Dem or Labour here

The Conservatives, Greens and UKIP can't win in Islington South. Voting for them will just help Labour to win again. Only the Lib Dems can beat Labour in our area.

Back Islington’s NHS

SOS for the NHS

Sign up to Bridget's campaign to defend and improve Islington's health services

Bridget on Twitter

The legal bit…

Published and promoted by Dominic Mathon on behalf of Bridget Fox and the Liberal Democrats both at 3N Leroy House, 436 Essex Rd N1 3QP.
Hosted by WordPress.com, who are not responsible for the contents of the site.


%d bloggers like this: