Transport for London has unveiled “multi-million pound” plans to improve pedestrian safety at Tooting Broadway junction and Peckham town centre.
The London-wide transport agency will work with Wandsworth and Southwark councils on the schemes which will see junctions redesigned and streets and pavements improved.
In addition to the infrastructure improvements, which are subject to consultations with local residents, all schools in the areas will be encouraged to give pupils pedestrian education and training.
Deputy Mayor for Transport, Isabel Dedring said: “Town centres are the heart of London’s communities, which is why they should be inviting and safe places for pedestrians to get around.
“These pilots will see targeted investment that is aimed squarely at improving conditions and safety for pedestrians in Tooting and Peckham. We look forward to learning from them to see how we can bring similar benefits to other town centres across London.”
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “London’s town centres are vital parts of our communities and the Capital’s economy, but are also where a large number of pedestrian injuries occur.
“Redesigning junctions in these two areas will help to improve safety for thousands of Londoners, and will make these town centres more inviting spaces for all.”