Sunday, 21 January 2018

Promise of 20mph on danger road outside school

Cllr Ainslie, Nicole Griffiths and Jonathan Bartley for 20mph

Green Party councillor Scott Ainslie has won commitments from Lambeth Council and Transport for London for a 20mph speed limit on Mitcham Lane, and changes to the crossing outside St Leonard’s Primary School to reduce the risk of children being hit by traffic.

With the school size due to grow from 270 to 470 in five years, many more children will be spilling out onto the pavement next to the busy road each day.

Head teacher Simon Jackson said, “Scott has been really good at quickly bringing all the relevant parties together to see the problems and discuss what is needed to prevent an accident."

Over the last two weeks, Scott has brought London Assembly members Caroline Russell and Florence Eschalomi, other ward councillors and key offers from Lambeth Council and

Transport for London to see for themselves the hazards faced by children and their parents.

Cllr Ainlie: bringing key people together
At the most recent visit, commitments were made to bring forward the introduction of a 20mph limit on Mitcham Lane, to improve signage and enforce parking restrictions - and to investigate possible changes in the layout of the road and pedestrian crossing to make more pavement space for pedestrians.

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