Transport for London has announced details of improvement work to Peckham High Street, weeks after the death of pedestrian Jason Bent – the third to die on the same stretch of road since 2015.
TfL is ploughing funding into six high streets across London to improve their look and feel and encourage more walking and cycling, as well as finding ways to promote small businesses.
In Peckham High Street, TfL will join forces with Southwark Council to clear clutter and add more trees and new planters.
This is in addition to planned safety improvements including widening pavements, improving pedestrian crossings and lowering speed limits. A consultation on these safety measures will begin within weeks.
Five other locations in London have been selected for the scheme in Hendon, Thornton Heath, Nags Head Holloway Road, Whitechapel High Street and Tooting High Street.
Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for transport and the environment said: “We welcome TfL’s investment in Peckham High Street and look forward to being part of the consultation process to swiftly bring about much needed safety measures in the area.”