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No Green men outside the Green Man?

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I had never liked the pedestrian crossings at the junction of Loughborough road and Coldharbour lane. They have always been dangerous and needed extreme caution when crossing. Sadly this has come to my attention whilst browsing the Camberwell forum, following an accident in which a pedestrian was hit by a truck in the morning rush hour. Apparently the junctions distinct lack of any safe crossings has been the cause of several similar accidents.

I wanted to follow this up, so I contacted Cllr Rachel Heywood, who was extremely helpful and interested in the accident and the crossing. This is the response she received from officers about this junction.

Regarding the residents enquiry, Yes we are looking at installing a pedestrian phase into these signals. Please note this is a complicated and lengthy process. We are intending to have the designs completed and the works commissioned next financial year – subject top design and approvals.

FYI we are also hoping to undertake the same pedestrian phasing at the Coldharbour/Moorlands junction.

She also suggested it is something to get on the agenda for the first meeting of a proposed new action group for the area.

This is already an issue, however it will become increasingly dangerous as young students use the crossing to get to the Evelyn Grace Academy on Shakespeare Road.

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3 thoughts on “No Green men outside the Green Man?

  1. Can we get the East Berlin style green/red men? They have trilbies and look quite…hip

  2. We moved into offices round the corner in September 2010. I was staggered to find there is no pelican crossing facility at the crossroads where Coldharbour Lane crosses Loughborough Park and Hinton Road.

    This intersection is very busy and as it’s a main road traffic flows quickly. My father who is 83 has to cross this regularly. I have seen mothers with small children having to dart back from half way across the road.

    It is patently and clearly very dangerous and how on earth something like this even exists is beyond me (I know, I know – increase traffic flow and to hell with the elderly and the young in this predominantly black working class area)

    I see that this goes back to 2008.

    We have to do something

  3. Hi Deuan, Thank you for your comment on this crossing. It is without doubt lethal, the council know about it but nothing has ever been done. This was raised as a major issue before the Evelyn Grace Academy opened and now hundreds of children have to cross it every day. There was talk of Lambeth redeveloping the whole crossing pavements and all – however as you can see, nothing has been done.

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