Kings Cross road safety in pictures – get the basics right

We used thousands of words to describe the problems at Kings Cross in the deadly junction complex at the bottom of York Way and the top of Grays Inn Road/Pentonville Road.  Here's a couple of pictures that tell a story taken this evening .when i hung about there for 10 minutes at about 1815.

In this first picture you can see quite clearly that the street light doesn't work on the tiny over crowded pedestrian island, now unprotected by railings.  It's always hard to tell who is responsible for this sort of thing (it's a TfL road at the junctino of Camden and Islington) but I'd guess it is Camden maintenance problem.

Kx light out

This second picture shows an all too common occurence – cars trying to fight their way across the box junction and not making it.  Then causing a hazard for everyone as vehicles from the other direction weave around them.  This is a nightmare for cyclists.  It's an offence too – as the highway code is pretty straightforward that you shouldn't enter a box junction unless your exit is clear.

Box junction offence

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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