Simon MacMichael April 21 2017
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that a further 19 junctions across the capital identified as having among the worst safety records for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are to be reviewed under its Safer Junctions programme. The list includes a number of junctions that many people on bikes find intimidating, including Camden High Street/Parkway, Pentonville Road/Islington High Street and Hyde Park Corner/Park Lane.
There’s no specific mention of the King’s Cross gyratory, which TfL held a consultation into last year and which road.cc was told earlier this month will be targeted for redesign and will be the subject of further consultation later this year.
Other than the Hogarth Lane/Burlington Lane junction by the Chiswick flyover and the junction of Tottenham High Road and Seven Sisters Road in Haringey, all of the junctions concerned are in Inner London boroughs.
The list was unveiled by London’s Cycling & Walking Commissioner Will Norman, with the 19 junctions that “will undergo new safety studies to identify possible solutions and safety improvements” shown below.
Junctions that TfL will undertake new safety studies on
TfL said that 21 junctions had benefited from “significant improvements” within the past three years and that a further 33 were scheduled to have works carried out under its current business plan (see below for lists of both), giving a total of 73 junctions.
The list was drawn up following analysis by TfL of casualty data for the past three years on the TfL road network to discover which locations were most dangerous for vulnerable road users. TfL said it would continue to undertake such analysis each year so that the locations with most incidents can be prioritised.
Norman, who took up his position in February, commented: “It’s vital that we target the most dangerous junctions across London if we are to improve our roads for pedestrians and cyclists.
“That’s why I asked TfL to identify these junctions and why we’re now analysing them in detail to ensure that we are doing all we can to make them safer. This work will allow us to drive forward improvements and be repeated each year to ensure that our work is making a real difference to the Capital’s roads.”
Director for Sustrans in London, German Dector-Vega, said: “We welcome this continuing vital work to make the Capital’s most dangerous junctions safer for everyone. It is critical that we see rapid progress to make walking and cycling easier and safer if we want London to be a healthier place.”
Junctions that have had significant improvement completed within the last three years
Junctions that have planned improvement plans within TfL’s business plan and which will be designed to address safety concerns