Pegasus crossing for disabled riders in Carshalton
Conservative councillors Moira Butt and Tim Crowley. Steve O’Connell - Greater London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton. Steve Axon – chairman of trustees. Maria Eichert - yard manager and Anna Duncan.
A special horse crossing has been created to help disabled riders cross the road.
A signalised Pegasus crossing was opened at the entrance to the Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders in Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton on Saturday, May 30.
The crossing will allow horses and their riders to cross the road safely from the riding centre towards Oaks Park as well as benefitting pedestrians.
Chairman of The Diamond Centre, Steve Axon said: “The crossing will improve the safety for our volunteers and staff who have to ride our horses across the road to access our grazing land at Croydon Lane.
“It will also provide an additional amenity for our disabled riders, and allow them to ride, under supervision, on the bridle paths around Oaks Park.
"We are absolutely delighted that it is now fully operational and would like to thank our local councillors, London Borough of Sutton and TfL for their support.”
Alan Bristow, director of traffic directorate at Transport for London said: “We are very pleased to be able to provide another Pegasus crossing designed specifically with horses and horse-riders in mind.
This is one of just seven signalised equestrian crossings in place across the capital. It is great to see it going to such good use already –just days after the opening.”