LAMPAG – Protest launches legal challenge against ‘dangerous’ hospital bus stop

June 30th, 2016 | Posted by Ellen Lebethe in London | Older People | Transport

A protest was held at 10.30am on Tuesday 28 June to mark the launch of legal action against Transport for London (TfL) proposals for a ‘floating’ bus stop outside St Thomas’ Hospital.

A petition calling for TfL to rethink its proposals has been signed by more than 1,000 people. Patients, visitors and staff getting off buses would have to cross a busy cycle lane to reach the hospital if the plans go ahead.

As chairman of the Lambeth Pensioners Action Group, I believe all Londoners, especially the most vulnerable, have the right to safety on the roads and not to have their safety and lives compromised.

Older people visiting St Thomas’ as patients or as visitors should have the same confidence when crossing the roads as they do in their healthcare.

There is still time to sign the petition via Guy’s and St Thomas’ website www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk before it closes on Monday 4 July.

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