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Islington says TfL "working on a proposal" for a crossing

Andrew Spencer
United Kingdom

Nov 8, 2017 — Islington council leader Richard Watts has contacted me to say Islington has raised the matter TfL, who say "they are working on a proposal to improve or introduce pedestrian crossings at the junction of Holloway Road/Palmer Place/Drayton Park and the nearby junction with Liverpool Road".

Apparently TfL have not yet provided details of these proposals and are doing traffic modelling.

This sounds more concrete than the quotes given by Islington and TfL to the Gazette:-

"TfL’s head of network sponsorship Graham Nash told the Gazette transport chiefs were 'investigating a number of improvements along Holloway Road to improve safety, including the Drayton Park/Palmer Place junction'.

He added: 'We will continue to work with Islington Council on this and other safety improvements across the borough'.”

"Islington’s transport boss Cllr Claudia Webbe said: 'Road safety is a key priority for Islington, and we’re calling for major safety improvements along the whole of Holloway Road, from Highbury Corner to Archway.'"

I will chase TfL to find out more details, and, most importantly, time-scales. This should not have to wait for improvements along the length of Holloway Road, which might take years. This is a dangerous junction and we need action now.

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