More Seven Sisters Road
I was back at the crossing on Seven Sisters Road at the lower Finsbury Park end and once again witnessed a vehicle shooting through the lights at red. Having studied the crossing a bit more I began to realise why this keeps happening. The traffic is very heavy on that road and often traffic coming down the hill is pretty much bumper to bumper. Plus there is no traffic turning on to the road from the right which can encourage a bit of complacency among motorists. What happens is that when a bus stops at the bus stop in front of the traffic lights some motorists cannot see them change to red and just continue following the vehicle right in front until pedestrians or cyclists wander across into their path and then they have to stand on the brakes or they just shoot right through. What is needed is an overhead gantry with traffic lights in the centre of the road to stop this happening.
Huge numbers of people and cyclists cross here every day and its a wonder there have not been more accidents. I have seen the same circumstances at other junctions in London and have witnessed one very serious accident as a result. LCC needs to contact whoever is responsible for road safety at this location and demand action.