Shocking news of a serious accident on Essex Road.
A woman was knocked down by a van on Saturday night, and is now seriously ill in hospital. We don’t yet know all the facts of this sad incident. But it underlines why Boris’ plan to reduce crossing times for pedestrians is so wrong.
Just yesterday I was with a group of local people, including pensioners, mums with buggies and people with mobility problems, all illustrating the difficulty of getting across Islington Park Street before the green man turned red. Unless you really sprint across, it can’t be done: there’s barely 5 seconds to cross.
If people don’t have convenient places to cross safely, we’ll get more accidents not fewer.