Chuka visited Brixton Bus Garage and Streatham Station to highlight two local transport issues of concern. First, he met with representatives from bus company Arriva to discuss how to make the junction between Brixton Bus Garage and the A23 and Telford Avenue safer for pedestrians and road users.
This busy junction is one of a number of safety hotspots along the A23 which Chuka has been campaigning for improvements on, supporting the local A23 Safety Campaign Group.
Chuka then visited Streatham Station, joined by local Councillors and representatives from Network Rail to discuss the next steps for implementing improvements works which will make the Station accessible for passengers with restricted mobility as well as those with young children. Streatham Station currently has no lift access, making it completely inaccessible for passengers with restricted mobility. While Streatham has been included in the 2016-19 tranche of ‘Access for All’ funding from the Department for Transport to make it accessible, Chuka has pressed for a clear plan and timetable of when these improvements will take place.
Chuka said: “Many Streatham residents and commuters face daily difficulties using our local public transport and I am determined to help make sure our services meet the needs of everyone in our area. Making the A23, an ever-busier commuter route, safer for pedestrians and road users is also a priority for me, and I will continue to support the A23 Safety Campaign to push for tangible improvements to some of the most dangerous areas.”