Zebra crossing for Wickham Lane, Abbey Wood, three years after fatal accident

AN Abbey Wood road will get a zebra crossing three years after a pedestrian was killed in a road accident.

Following the fatal incident in December 2009, concerns were expressed over the lack of crossing facilities on Wickham Lane between Rutherglen Road and Bastion Road.

Since then, councillors, police and representatives from London Buses have discussed a way to solve the problem in a series of meetings.

Following a consultation last summer, people living in the area backed a zebra crossing for the road, which is near Negus Secondary School.

Now a Greenwich Council highways committee has give the plans the green light and a new crossing, funded by £50,000 from Transport for London, should be in operation by the end of March.

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9:08am Fri 25 Jan 13

j.j. says...

This is so typical. There are no improvements to road safety without blood being shed on the street and even then it takes years for improvements to be implemented. It was exactly the same on Bugspy's way. I don't understand how the decision makers and council planners can sleep their nights well when this is happening under their watch.
This is so typical. There are no improvements to road safety without blood being shed on the street and even then it takes years for improvements to be implemented. It was exactly the same on Bugspy's way. I don't understand how the decision makers and council planners can sleep their nights well when this is happening under their watch. j.j.

11:22am Mon 28 Jan 13

ksc says...

Crossings don't save lives, people looking BEFORE they cross saves lives.
Crossings don't save lives, people looking BEFORE they cross saves lives. ksc

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