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Petition calls for new pedestrian crossing in Borough High Street

Local parents have started a petition calling on Southwark Council to install a new pedestrian crossing in Borough High Street close to the junction with Trinity Street and Great Suffolk Street.

Petition calls for new pedestrian crossing in Borough High Street

The existing traffic lights at this junction do not have a pedestrian phase.

The petitioners say that this junction is on an important route for for parents and children of many local schools.

A zebra or pelican crossing would to allow families from Trinity Church Square and the Tabard Gardens Estate areas safer access to Great Suffolk Street and Charles Dickens Primary School.

If the petition reaches 250 signatures it will have to be debated at Borough & Bankside Community Council.

Although the northern end of Borough High Street forms part of the Transport for London Road Network, the southern section is the responsibility of Southwark Council.

TfL is currently removing traffic lights at many locations to meet Boris Johnson's aspiration to "smooth traffic flow" in the capital. TfL also rejected a recent request for a new crossing on Tower Bridge Road.

• The petition is available to sign on the Southwark Council website.

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