5½ Westminster junctions to be transformed
Five junctions in Westminster were on the list for transformation that the Mayor of London announced last month – plus one straddling the border with Camden.
These junctions are among thirty-three of London’s biggest and nastiest road junctions that will be transformed in a £300 million programme to make them safer and less threatening for cyclists and pedestrians. Gyratories will be ripped out and replaced with two-way roads, segregated cycle tracks and new traffic-free public space.
Parliament Square is on the list for transformation.
The junctions on the list in Westminster or its borders are:
- Great Portland Street
- Lambeth Bridge
- Lancaster Gate
- Marble Arch
- Parliament Square
- Spur Road (Buckingham Palace)
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “These road junctions are relics of the Sixties which blight and menace whole neighbourhoods. Like so much from that era, they’re also atrociously-designed and wasteful of space. Because of that, we can turn these junctions into more civilised places for cyclists and pedestrians, while at the same time maintaining their traffic function.”
But the following traffic systems are not on the list:
- Harrow Road / Warwick Avenue / Bishop's Bridge Road
- Hyde Park Corner
- Strand / Aldwych
Strand/Aldwych is not on the list for transformation.