Today at an event at the Houses of Parliament we have launched the next stage of our work on London’s dangerous junctions.
We have launched separate campaigns around three of the most dangerous junction systems in London: King’s Cross, the Shoreditch Triangle and Holborn. These three junctions head a list of over 20 central London junctions requiring urgent action – a list that will be updated and expanded in the next phase of the campaign, early in 2023.
See all the junctions:
Read our 2022 list of London's most dangerous junctions
Please note: we are preparing a further set of updates to our most dangerous junctions list for people walking and cycling in early 2023.
Bishopsgate & Wormwood Street
Bow Road & Campbell Road
Brixton Hill & Coldharbour Lane
Clapham Common Station
Commercial Road & Cavill Street
Elephant & Castle Roundabout
Great Eastern Street and Old Street
Hyde Park Corner
Leamouth Road & East India Dock Road
New Cross Gate
Peckham High Street & Rye Lane
Trafalgar Square Roundabout
West Cromwell Road & Warwick Road
“We’re asking for urgent action right now, at three major junction clusters: King’s Cross, Shoreditch Triangle and Holborn. We’re also tracking a much longer list of junctions that are dangerous and known to be for years, decades even, to ensure politicians and officers act to fix them quickly. We need local businesses and stakeholders to take an active role in improving their local areas for staff, visitors and residents. Please get on board and support the campaigns at our initial three target junctions now.”
On Tuesday 15th November 2022, at the House of Commons, London Cycling Campaign (LCC) announced more details on upcoming action on its Dangerous Junctions campaign. The campaign aims to move politicians and stakeholders to accelerate safety improvements at London’s most dangerous road junctions, where most serious and fatal injuries to people walking and cycling happen.
The new phase will see LCC target more than 20 major London junctions where the threat to people walking and cycling is greatest, with King’s Cross, Shoreditch Triangle and Holborn Gyratory announced as high priority targets.
The House of Commons event, hosted by Ruth Cadbury MP (Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling & Walking) highlighted longstanding systemic failures that mean many of London’s major junctions remain unsafe for cycling and walking. The junctions are often so hostile to people walking and cycling that they not only pose a threat to those using them, they act as a major barrier to more active travel throughout the surrounding area because many people remain too fearful to walk or cycle there at all.
Responding to an LCC report on the findings of the UK’s leading junctions experts, speakers at the event included Lilli Matson, Chief Safety Health & Environment Officer, TfL and Brian Deegan, Director of Inspection, Active Travel England.
LCC announced plans to publish a full list of more than 20 dangerous junctions via an interactive map covering all of London in early 2023, with the aim to map not only all of London, but identify junctions that are dangerous for both cycling but also for pedestrians in every borough.
Launching its three junction-specific campaigns, LCC is calling on organisations based near King’s Cross, Shoreditch Triangle or Holborn to engage with the campaign to help improve their local areas, making them safer for staff, stakeholders and local communities.
“This is not just a safety issue. Dangerous junctions sever routes for active travel resulting in far fewer people walking or cycling. We must fix these junctions not just to save lives, but to also help people be more active by cycling and walking more, reducing air pollution and carbon emissions. ”
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