Residents along Hornsey Lane are celebrating after it was confirmed that an unsafe bus stop will be moved to a safer location. Construction works at Whitehall Park school, where the bus stop was located has left the pavement damaged, making it difficult for elderly residents and people with disabilities to access the stop.
Local Assembly Member Joanne McCartney arranged a meeting in February 2017 between residents, Haringey Council and Transport for London to discuss a new location for the stop. After months of campaigning, funding has now been secured and the bus stop will be moved to a safer location at the top of Stanhope Road.
Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey, Joanne McCartney AM, said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to secure the move of the bus stop for local residents on Hornsey Lane. It was good to meet with residents and stakeholders and work out a solution to this issue.
“The safety of local residents is paramount and moving the bus stop will make it both safer and more convenient for those using the W5.”
Local resident and campaigner, Rosemary Bodger said:
“I am delighted that the bus stop has been moved. After campaigning for more than a year with my neighbours, we are now able to get around more in the future. People in wheelchairs and the disabled will once more be able to get onto the W5 bus safely from the wider pavement which has just been constructed near the top of Stanhope Road.
“This will mean easier trips to the shops; the Whittington Hospital, and for visits to friends and family. I am glad that Joanne was able to help us in securing this change.”