As residents of Wapping, we were all shocked and saddened by the recent death of a pedestrian on The Highway. This is a terrible incident, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. Tower Hamlets Lib Dems have been fighting for more action on road safety, and it is sad that this has not happened in time to avoid this loss of life.
Following support from more than 700 local residents, we have submitted a petition to install speed cameras in Wapping, to catch the individuals who are speeding around Wapping before another accident happens. This is just the first step to improving road safety: local activist Stephen O’Shea has helped to restart the Wapping Police Ward Panel, and will be putting pressure on the Council to take more action on road layout and other issues, to ensure that people can feel safe on the streets of Wapping.