TfL completes Battersea Bridge safety improvements

Image: Kensington and Chelsea

TfL has completed work on a new signalised pedestrian crossing on the north side of Battersea Bridge, as part of efforts to make walking safer.

The improvements come following the death of Jack Ryan, who was tragically killed on the bridge earlier this year in a collision with a vehicle.

TfL has also expanded the pavement area on both sides of the road, adding tactile paving to improve accessibility. 

The existing banned right turn from Cheyne Walk to Battersea Bridge Road will be enforced 24 hours a day and the speed limit on Chelsea Embankment has been reduced from 30mph to 20mph.

Cllr Johnny Thalassites, lead member for environment, planning and place at Kensington and Chelsea Council, said: “We needed this crossing badly and it’s a relief that it is now built. 

“I’m grateful to the residents and campaigners who played a crucial role in making this happen and we’ve been right behind them every step of the way. 

“We’ll keep working with TfL and our communities to make our streets safer, cleaner and greener.”

Nick Fairholme, TfL’s director of project and programme delivery, said: “Making London’s streets safer is a top priority for us and we are absolutely committed to making the capital’s roads safer for everyone.   

“I’d like to thank local safety campaigners and the local community for working with us to develop these proposals and would also like to thank people in the area for their patience while construction work took place. 

“We will continue to work closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and other partners on further safety improvements at this junction and in the area, as part of our Vision Zero commitment to eliminate death and serious injury on London’s transport network.”

09 December 2021