Hundreds of road junctions to be reviewed by TfL after public outcry over Bow roundabout and King's Cross
Transport for London has started a review that will consider safety issues at all junctions on the cycle superhighways as well as more than a hundred junctions on the Transport for London road network (red routes).
The TfL announcement follows the death of 16 cyclists on London’s roads last year including two at Bow Roundabout. LCC and other cyclists campaigned for better conditions for cycle users after the fatalities and participated in vigils at Bow, Kings Cross and Southwark.
LCC’s CEO, Ashok Sinha welcomed the review emphasising that a road system where cyclists and pedestrians were placed in danger needed a fundamental rethink: "It's not about cars v people. It's about a people-oriented city, a more liveable city, where you can cycle and walk in safety, where your kids can play out on the streets in safety, alongside the necessary movement of public transport and motor vehicles."
Announcing the review Mayor Boris Johnson said : “ I firmly believe that we must now start to evolve the means by which we plan and manage our extensive network of roads, and (that is) why I have asked TfL to review hundreds of key junctions across the capital to specifically examine safety and provision for cyclists.”
TfL say Junctions that will be addressed in the review include Bow Roundabout, Highbury Corner, St George’s Circus, Stockwell Gyratory and Tottenham High Road / West Green Road. TfL say the review will cover the 375 junctions on the cycle superhighways, along with 150 others on red routes including all newly planned traffic schemes.
The review will include consultation with key stakeholders including LCC, Sustrans, Metropolitan Police, Road Haulage Association, Living Streets, Road Peace, Freight Transport Association, Roadpeace and other organisations.