Pedestrian crossings to be added to “dangerous” junction

By Joe Coughlan, Local Democracy Reporter

New pedestrian crossings will be added to a ‘dangerous’ junction which people have previously described as ‘an accident waiting to happen’. 

Transport for London (TfL) has moved forward with plans to improve safety for pedestrians in Blackheath Hill, Greenwich.

TfL said in a statement that two new crossings will be added to the road at its junction with Greenwich South Street and Lewisham Road. 

One crossing will cover Blackheath Hill at its junction with Lewisham Road, while another will cross a slip road coming from Greenwich South Street.

TfL said there were currently no pedestrian crossings in the area. 

A CGI of the proposed changes at the junction (Picture: Transport for London)

The project will also ban traffic from turning right from Lewisham Road into Blackheath Hill. 

The change is reportedly being made to prevent impacts on the local bus network.

A consultation on the proposed changes during September and October last year received 357 responses from residents. 

TfL said 89 per cent of respondents felt the junction was dangerous, while 91 per cent felt that the changes would make the junction safer for pedestrians.

A petition to improve the crossing at the junction was made last February and has received 138 signatures. 

Pictured top: The junction where Blackheath Hill meets with Lewisham Road and Greenwich South Street (Picture: Google Street View)



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