A new TfL consultation shows that the proposed extension to the North-South Cycle Superhighway is moving forward, albeit at snail’s pace. The good news is TfL is now consulting on a signalised version of the Snow Hill/West Smithfield junction with Farringdon Road. This is currently one of the more dangerous junctions on the proposed extension – and one that wasn’t tamed in the original consultation. However, if this proposal goes ahead, then it will be far better.
We welcome the decision by TfL to address some of the issues we brought up to the previous consultation where we identified this junction as a problem. So please spend one minute writing in to say that you support the proposal to signalise Snow Hill.
This is what LCC said about the original proposals: “The junction with Snow Hill and West Smithfield has a very poor record of collisions. The current plans are unlikely to improve this situation, and may worsen it. This connection also joins the NorthSouth Cycle Superhighway to the Central London Cycling Grid at this point – reinforcing the importance of suitably calming it and increasing its safety for cyclists.