Simon MacMichael May 16 2018
The number of people killed or injured in road traffic collisions at London’s Bank junction has fallen by more than half since it was closed to all traffic other than bicycles and buses for 12 hours a day on weekdays. A decision on whether to make the ban permanent will be made in the coming months.
Streets around the key junction in the heart of the City of London have seen casualties fall by a third since the trial of an experimental safety scheme began on 22 May last year, according to a report published this week by the City of London Corporation, which governs the Square Mile.
Under the 18-month trial, all vehicles other than buses and bicycles are banned from Bank Junction between the hours of 7am and 7pm on Mondays to Fridays. There is also restricted access to neighbouring streets.