Do those in places of responsibility for our City which includes our London Mayor, TFL and Central/Local authorities really care about pollution? The saying. 'Words are Cheap' has great value.
I,and other residents wrote to TFL asking simply for the enormous and central pedestrian crossing of the North Circular in Palmers Green N13 to be made into a friendly pedestrian crossing with a cycle lane on the road. A safer pedestrian crossing will certainly unite our shopping area for the greater good and discourages people from having to rely on the use of their cars just to cross this road scary crossing. In its current state it deemed unusable by 1. Parents/guardians doing the school runs. 2. The elderly. 3. Wheelchair users. 4. Those with babies in Pushchairs. 5. People with various health issues. 6, People in general because the road looks and is very scary to cross.
This crossing simply discourages people from being pedestrians. Pity, because there is many great benefit to being a pedestrian in the High Road, good form of excise for the body and mind and pedestrians are of course tempted far more to spend when on foot on the High Road.
Well, anyway the answer came back crystal clear from the a member of staff at TFL, which was a very firm 'NO', in fact the response was rudely condescending, the same person from TFL responding in a similar ill fashion to the other residents.
If a central crossing like the North Circular cannot be made pedestrian friendly, then Pollution and our High roads are simply unimportant to those in Local and Central Authority of all of London because they do not believe the consequences.