TfL completes Battersea Bridge improvements following Jack Ryan death

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The fL this week completed safety improvements at Battersea Bridge following the death of Jack Ryan earlier this year.

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A 29-year-old marketing manager described as “funny and popular” was killed after a collision with a Range Rover while jogging on the northern side of the Battersea Bridge in January.

More than 25,000 people signed a petition calling for safety improvements at the infamous junction following Mr Ryan’s death, prompting TfL to announce plans for a new pedestrian crossing.

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Now, TfL has said work on the bridge is complete, with a new indicated pedestrian crossing and a lower speed limit of 20 mph set to “make a big difference” to pedestrians and other road users in the area. Is.

New crossings have traffic signals to improve safety

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New crossings have traffic signals to improve safety

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Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Any death or serious injury on the streets of London is a tragedy and should not happen. As part of our Vision Zero commitment, we are looking to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on London roads.” Continuing to work hard to eliminate injuries.

“The new crossing and other changes to Battersea Bridge will make a huge difference for those traveling around the area and help keep pedestrians and other vulnerable road users safe.”

In addition to crossings and new speed limits, tactile paving has been installed on both sides of the road to improve access for the visually impaired, while a restricted right turn from the Chain Walk to Battersea Bridge Road will be enforced 24 hours a day. ,

As part of the Vision Zero commitment, which aims to achieve zero deaths or serious injuries on London roads by 2040, TfL is looking to introduce lower speed limits on its road network across London.

Nick Fairholm, TfL’s director of project and program delivery, said: “Making London’s streets safe is a top priority for us and we are fully committed to making the capital’s roads safe for all.”

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