Barnet and Camden’s Top Ten most dangerous crossings revealed

Camden_Most dangerous crossing_ADismoreAndrew Dismore, London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, has revealed the ten most dangerous pedestrian crossings in his constituency and is calling for urgent action to improve safety at the ten accident hotspots.


Top of the list in Camden is St Giles Circus with 9 pedestrian accidents in two years, followed by two crossings on the Euston Road and crossings outside Camden tube and Camden Market, with 8 accidents each.


Safety on the Euston Road has been raised with Andrew by staff at the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s headquarters in Judd Street, Camden, and other local employers including the British Library.


Andrew Dismore said:


“The evidence shows that the crossing at Judd Street and the Euston Road is not safe for pedestrians, and regular users say their calls for action have been ignored. I am asking Mayor Johnson to make sure TfL come up with answers quickly, including improving the positioning of barriers and looking at the phasing for traffic turning into the Euston Road.  I will also ask for safety at all the crossings on the list to be reviewed.”


Barnet and Camden’s Top Ten most dangerous crossings,from an answer in Mayor’s Questions.



Barnet and Camden Pedestrian casualties (2012-14)
St Giles Circus (Oxford Street/Tottenham Court Road) 9
Burnt Oak Broadway/Stag Lane/Watling Avenue/Boro Bdy 9
Euston Road/Eversholt Street 8
Euston Road/Judd Street 8
Camden High Street/Parkway (Lte Station) 8
Chalk Farm Road/Castlehaven Road 8
Tavistock Square/Tavistock Place 7
Kilburn High Road/Cambridge Avenue/Boro Bdy 7
Kentish Town Road/Prince Of Wales Road 7
Hendon Way/Cricklewood Lane 7



Picture attached shows Andrew Dismore on the Judd Street / Euston Road crossing with local councillors and HS2 Action Group campaigner Robert Latham.


Left to right:


Cllr Samata Khatoon, St Pancras and Somers Town ward, Cllr Abdul Hai, King’s Cross ward, Cllr Oliver Lewis, Highgate ward, Andrew Dismore, London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, Robert Latham, chair of the HS2 Action Group.