Battersea Bridge safety

After the tragic death of a man on the bridge early in 2021, we worked closely with Kensington and Chelsea Council to agree on urgent plans for the crossing.

We have now built a brand-new signalised pedestrian crossing on the north side of Battersea Bridge to improve safety for people walking at this busy junction.

Every death on London's streets is one too many, and we are committed to making London safer through the Mayor's Vision Zero programme. This aims to eradicate deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.

What we've done

The new crossing across the southern arm of the junction of Battersea Bridge, Beaufort Street, Cheyne Walk and Chelsea Embankment:

  • Operates with a push button
  • Has a pedestrian countdown timer
  • Enables people to walk across the southern arm of the junction free from the dangers of turning vehicles

We have also:

  • Widened the pavement on each side of Battersea Bridge Road
  • Installed tactile paving to make it easier for people with accessibility needs
  • Installed a new stop line for cyclists 12.5 metres from its existing position
  • Lowered the speed limit on Chelsea Embankment from 30mph to 20mph

We will now also enforce the existing banned right turn from Cheyne Walk into Battersea Bridge Road 24 hours a day, instead of just during the daytime.

What's next

We're proposing to add more pedestrian crossings at the junction.

We're still working with Kensington and Chelsea Council and other stakeholders to agree these plans. We plan to hold a full public consultation on the proposals in 2022.

Safety improvements are also planned at the southern end of the bridge. We will continue to work closely with Wandsworth Council on those plans.

Contact us

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