Tom Brake Pledges to Involve Local Disability Advocates in Hackbridge Junction Changes

Following a meeting last week with road safety campaigner Tracey Collins and a Trustee of Sutton Vision Michael Parsons, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has pledged his support in making sure they are involved fully in the remaining changes to the TfL-sponsored Heart of Hackbridge scheme.

Tom commented,

“I am relieved that, as promised, Sutton Council are implementing the changes recommended by the safety audit.  Right now, children and visually-impaired people are scared to cross the road using the informal crossings. I want to involve as many groups as possible, including people with a visual impairment, in the changes to Hackbridge Corner.  This will help Transport for London understand why their informal crossings did not work.”

An independent safety audit found that changes were needed to the road layout for safety reasons. Sutton Council are now acting on its recommendations.

 

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