Bank Junction is changing for the better
- By Fran_Graham on at 11:40am 15 May 2017
- Posted in: News and blogs, City of London
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- Boroughs: City of London
At the end of May, Bank junction will be free of all motor traffic (except buses) from 7am to 7pm on weekdays.
This is a massive step forward for the notoriously nasty intersection in the City of London. It’s well known as a collision hotspot for pedestrians and cyclists. LCC had been campaigning for changes to the junction for years, and after Ying Tao was killed there in 2015 by a tipper truck, hundreds of you joined us on a protest calling for a safer junction for everyone.
Now the City of London Corporation have responded – from the 22nd May, only people on foot, bike or bus will be allowed to travel through the junction. This victory could only be achieved with the support of all of you – so thank you.
But this is could only be a temporary transformation. This scheme is a trial, and obviously, we want it to be made permanent.
While the trial is running we’ll need to show it some love. If you’re heading near Bank while the trial is taking place, why not send a tweet to say #ThanksforBank?
- #ThanksforBank @cityoflondon! Loving the morning cycle <Selfie of your big grin at Bank>
- #ThanksforBank @cityoflondon! The air smells sweet without all the traffic! <Snap of happy people at Bank>
- #ThanksforBank @cityoflondon! Transformed the space – just lovely <Shot of the sunny side of the street at Bank>
Not a tweeter? No worries, you can email your cheery #ThanksforBank pic to email@example.com.
The more positive feedback we can send the City of London Corporation, the better. They’ve already taken a bruising over this scheme from taxi drivers, and we want to show that there are many, many people out there that support this.
Join LCC today
Bank junction is just one of a number of major schemes starting over the summer. They all add up to a massive change for the city, inviting more people than ever to travel by bike.
But to make sure that happens, we need your support.