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.”


Entry filed under: Angel crossing campaign.

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