Officials Want Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing Moved
British officials have called for the road crossing featured on the cover of THE Beatles' ABBEY ROAD album to be relocated after a rise in traffic accidents there.
Thousands of Fab Four fans annually make the pilgrimage to London's Abbey Road in St. John's Wood - and authorities claim more car crashes have occurred there in this decade than in the 1980s and 1990s.
Government heads believe moving the crosswalk to a less crowded area will reduce the hazard for vehicles and pedestrians alike.
Councillor Lindsey Hall tells Britain's The Sun, "Maybe it's time to end this once and for all and move the zebra crossing. It may end up with that."
Colleague Judith Warner adds, "I have asked our transport department if it is in the most appropriate place."
Hundreds of tourists caused a traffic pile-up on Saturday (08Aug09) after gathering to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day the Beatles had their photo snapped outside the Abbey Road recording studio.