Officials Want Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing Moved

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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.


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Isnt that what the reaction The Beatles wanted? People flocking to see that wonderful crossing?Pileups? Just like the Get Back, On the Rooftop concert. One of The Beatles said ' What a climax if Ringo had been arrested? For me it is always officials that want to spoil everything and yet whose these names of the officials say in 10 years?The Beatle legend will go on. And I think despite all the aggrovation it gives these officials to move the crossing the idea is stupid. It wont stop people coming.It will take the magic with that crossing missing. Anyone wants to lay over that crossing to stop it being moved? Come on your Beatle fans?Lets get a petition?
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