Hello Goodbye to iconic level crossing

The zebra crossing which featured on the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album should be removed because fans are causing too many accidents, politicians have claimed.

Hundreds of Beatles fans made the pilgrimage to the site to follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four, 40 years to the day after the cover was photographed there.

But now local councillors are proposing to move the crossing altogether over fears that the number of people posing for photographs in the middle of the road is causing accidents and holding up traffic.

The crossing, in St John’s Wood, north London, has attracted increasing numbers of sightseers in recent years, and figures obtained from Westminster Council under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a rising number of accidents in the area.

Iconic Beatles zebra crossing faces axe (Daily Telegraph, 9 August 2009)