Campaign for Pedestrian crossing on Village way

Village Way and cut through to Kelsey Way

The long running campaign for a pedestrian crossing on Village Way to facilitate children crossing to Harris Academy Beckenham may yet prove successful. Despite multiple collisions, Bromley’s road traffic engineers haven’t considered the road dangerous enough to merit any intervention. Following the death of a motorcyclist in November, a roadside parent and teacher protest, and the support of Lib Dem London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon (Chair of the Greater London Assembly’s transport committee) Bromley Council has  bowed to pressure. The Bromley News Shopper (6h December) reports that “Following an analysis of the police and coronary reports the Council will be reassessing road safety on Village Way potentially with a  view to introduce traffic calming measures”. Belisha Beacons may still be out of sight, but the Council’s gear shift is an encouraging sign.

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