Dangerous junctions in Newham? Tell John Biggs

Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs wants Newham residents to identify dangerous junctions and streets as part of Road Safety Week.

The campaign, coordinated by the charity Brake, is called GO 20 and launched today.

Its aim is to encourage drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools and shops. In 2009, a London Assembly Transport Committee investigation found that in areas where 20 mph has been introduced in London there has been a 42 per cent reduction in casualties.

Transport for London (TfL) has recently invited comments for a new Road Safety Action Plan for the capital. John Biggs AM has backed the submission by the charity Living Streets, which focuses on road safety for pedestrians.

Local Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs said: “I fully support the GO 20 campaign to slow traffic down on our streets. A 20 mph limit offers the potential to increase levels of walking and cycling. I would like to hear from residents about where in Newham could benefit from 20mph limits, where there are dangerous black spots and where crossings need to be made safer.

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“We also need to make sure that all dangerous junctions are identified and made safer for cyclists. Currently the only junction in Newham being reviewed by TfL is Bow Roundabout. I’m calling on local residents to let me know which junctions they think are unsafe, they can write to me at john.biggs@london.gov.uk or write to John Biggs AM, City Hall, London SE1 2AA.”

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