Calls for Battersea Bridge crossing after pedestrian dies

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Calls for Battersea Bridge crossing after pedestrian dies

Postby Community Editor » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:35 pm

Calls for a pedestrian crossing at Battersea Bridge have intensified following a fatal crash that occurred last Wednesday evening (January 13).

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A Pedestrian was involved in a collision on the bridge at the junction with Cheyne Walk at around 6pm last Wednesday.

A witness said the man had been running before he was hit by a Range Rover and sadly died at the scene.

The pedestrian was identified as Jack Ryan, a 29-year-old marketing manager from Birmingham.

Amongst the heartfelt tributes online came calls to change the accident blackspot in south west London.

An online petition was set up by a member of the public which suggests there is no safe opportunity for pedestrians to cross at the north side of Battersea Bridge.

As of Tuesday (January 19), the petition had reached over 8000 signatures, requesting for Transport for London (TFL) to install a pedestrian timer countdown crossing at the north junction.

The petition reads: “The traffic lights that control vehicle flow from all directions at the crossroads with Cheyne Walk and Beaufort Street in Chelsea SW3 interchange instantly. Therefore, the only time to cross is when traffic is on the move.

“Consequently, families with young children, the elderly, the disabled - indeed, everyone - is forced to make a perilous dash across this horrendously busy road in front of moving traffic."

The online petition can be found here: 
https://www.change.org/p/transport-for- ... e_petition
 
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