Londoners are being invited to have their say on new safety measures at five of the Capital’s ‘most dangerous’ junctions.
The £7.2m planned improvements aim to reduce the number of collisions, while improving facilities for people walking, cycling and travelling by public transport.
The proposals include new road layouts, wider crossings, segregated cycle bypasses and closures of some roads to motor traffic.
Work is planned to start on the five junctions in the next 12 months, subject to consultation, and is being funded by TfL’s £2.3bn Healthy Streets programme.
Consultations have opened on the following junctions:
- Kingsland Road/Balls Pond Road
- Kennington Park Road/Braganza Street
- East India Dock Road/Canton Street/Birchfield Street
- Edgware Road/Harrow Road
- Clapham Road/Union Road
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said: “We know that a disproportionate number of serious injuries and fatalities on London’s roads occur at junctions, so it is vital we continue transforming junctions to make sure they are set up and designed around the safety of people walking and cycling.
“Not only will this investment reduce road danger but it will give more Londoners across our city the confidence to cycle and walk as part of their everyday routine.”
TfL making progress on Safer Junctions programme
The improvements form part of TfL’s Safer Junctions programme, which sets out to reduce road danger at 73 ‘dangerous’ junctions across London.
TfL recently completed work at the 29th junction, at Euston Road, Midland Road and Judd Street, where new pedestrian crossings have made it ‘safer and easier’ to walk to St Pancras and King’s Cross stations.
All locations in the Safer Junctions programme had higher than average collision rates and TfL says improvement work is a vital part of the Vision Zero ambition to eliminate death and serious injury on the Capital’s roads.
Penny Rees, head of network sponsorship at TfL, said: “We’re seeing huge growth in the numbers of people walking and cycling where we are making it easier and safer to do so, and these junction improvements will continue this trend.”
17 June 2019