Vital Islington/Hackney safer junction scheme gets go ahead

The key junction of City Road/Shepherdess Walk/Bath St is to be made safer for all road users after a consultation in which 80% of respondents supported the new traffic scheme. Vitally for cyclists, the scheme will make it possible to cross southwards from Shepherdess Walk into Bath St and then continue down Bunhill Row to the City of London. In the other direction, northbound, the route connects to Essex Road in the centre of Islington and eastwards to Hackney.  

Both Cycle Islington and Hackney Cyclists strongly supported the scheme and helped alert people who cycle to the importance of the junction improvements and new southbound connection.

TfL, who are the highway authority for City Road, said:

“After considering the consultation responses, we have decided to proceed with the scheme as consulted upon, with some minor additions. These include the provision of low level cycle signals at cyclist’s eye level and allowing cyclists travelling in a north-south or south-north direction to make right turns at the junction.”

Works to implement the scheme are due to start later this year.