Concerned parents are calling for a temporary crossing outside a school in Hammersmith to make a permanent return.
They have set up an online petition calling for a zebra crossing in Paddenswick Road so children walking to John Betts Primary School can cross safely.
Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter backed the calls and revealed that a survey and consultation will take place exploring the proposal.
A temporary crossing was placed near the school around October 2013 and was due to remain there until April last year. However, it was removed during the autumn half-term in October.
Mum Susan Weintraub walks her 10-year-old daughter to school and has to navigate the crossing on a daily basis.
She said users of nearby Holy Innocents Church, and a private nursery run there, would also benefit from a zebra crossing.
She said: “We’ve been told by the council that it’s more dangerous to have a crossing than not, but that’s absolutely ridiculous.”
A lollipop lady does help children at school drop-off and pick-up times, but she is not there to pupils who have early morning or after-school classes.
Mrs Weintraub said: “It’s a very dangerous road, kids have been clipped and there have been a lot of near misses.
“We’ve asked for traffic calming measures, for a board that tells the driver if they’re travelling too fast, we’ve asked for all sorts of things.
“Does there have to be a fatality until we put a crossing there?”
She said the temporary zebra crossing was welcomed and well used, and now very much missed: “It’s a dangerous road and it’s a busy road. The temporary crossing was fantastic, we got used to it.
“I walk with my daughter to school and it’s hairy crossing the road. You have to wait a long time and you don’t feel safe.”
She cited Flora Gardens School as an example of a school with a crossing and lollipop person, and said one of the reasons she’s been told a crossing outside John Betts is not possible is because there are already lots in the vicinity.
A spokesman for the council said concerns were being noted.
He told getwestlondon: “We appreciate parents’ concerns for their children crossing the busy Paddenswick Road. The zebra crossing was only temporary due to construction work nearby and John Betts has a very effective crossing patrol.
“Nevertheless, in the next few months we will carry out surveys in Paddenswick Road to get more information.”
Mr Slaughter said: “This is a busy road and there’s a real need for a safe crossing point, particularly for John Betts and all local pedestrians so it looks like it’s good news that the council is listening.”
The petition can be found here.