Protect pedestrians and cyclists with a safer Catford Road

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As people who live, work and travel in Catford we are deeply saddened by yet another fatal road accident on our streets. 

It has been known for years how dangerous Catford Road is. The stretch of the South Circular which passes through Catford, around the gyratory, past the Council and Broadway Theatre, past Catford and Catford Bridge station and onto Forest Hill and beyond.

  • The bridge over the rail line is too narrow. Buses, lorries, cyclists and pedestrians squeeze across this major road.
  • There is no pedestrian crossing on the main road outside the two stations or across many side roads, many choose to try to cross at the traffic lights but there is no pause in traffic flow. 
  • The underpass is unwelcoming, people don't feel safe using it and most choose not to.

We know what needs to be done and there are already some plans in place. But work isn't due to start until 'after 2020'

We need Transport for London to work together with the Council and others to bring this work forward urgently AND to take any possible steps to improve safety in the interim.

Show your support for urgent action by:

1. Signing and sharing this petition

2. Sharing your ideas for improved safety and voting for ideas you support on the Council's consultation page: https://catfordtowncentre.commonplace.is/

Thank you.