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Tears of joy as pedestrian safety plans given green light
Parents, school governors and campaigners cried tears of joy as their plans for better pedestrian safety were given the green light tonight.
Barnet Council’s area environment subcommittee agreed to increase safety measures near Martin Primary School in Plane Tree Walk, East Finchley.
Campaign group Walksafe N2 were delighted with the decision to introduce a 20mph speed limit in Church Lane.
Consultations will also be held on whether to introduce a zebra crossing in Creighton Avenue as well as a pedestrian island at the junction of Church Lane and East End Road.
People clapped and cheered as the councillors agreed each recommendation, before hugging and sharing their congratulations with each other.
Campaign leader, Emily Burnham said: “We’re absolutely ecstatic. It’s been a long, hard year but we’re really pleased with the result and we are looking forward to a fast implementation.”
More to follow.