At the junction traffic from both directions on Kennington Lane turns into Durham Street, as part of the Vauxhall gyratory system. Yet despite the heavy volume and high speed of the traffic there is no crossing to help pedestrians, who must risk their lives or avoid the junction altogether.
Val represents Lambeth on the Greater London Assembly, and is Chair of the Assembly's Transport Committee, responsible for scrutinising Transport for London. She immediately contacted TfL, who claim that there aren't enough accidents at the junction to warrant a crossing. Mark responded: 'many people avoid attempting to cross at this junction, as it is too difficult, and clearly dangerous. TfL must take the convenience and the safety of pedestrians into account, and do something to improve this junction.' After seeing the situation for herself, Val agreed to support Mark's campaign.