Dangerous Junctions Appeal

LCC urgently needs to raise £15,000 to support imminent campaigning work. We must tackle years of inaction and make London’s most dangerous junctions safe for cycling now.

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Unfortunately, many junctions long acknowledged by TfL as dangerous still await the action promised to make them safer. More still have no plans for improvement in place at all.

In some cases action is being blocked by anti-cycling councils. In other cases the delays stem from TfL itself. And to cap it all, where improvements have been made they are all too often inadequate.

This means public money is being spent without achieving the cycling safety standards needed to deliver London’s ‘Vision Zero’ action plan, to prevent all deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 2041.

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Why this is important now

11 people have been killed cycling in London this year, eight of them at or near junctions. In fact, three quarters of all collisions that result in a fatal or serious injury in London still occur at or near junctions. And the main reason people don’t cycle is fear of collisions. We must apply pressure now so that junctions already identified as hazardous are improved to Vision Zero standards. If we fail to make these junctions safe for cycling now, it will set a terrible precedent for others across London for years to come.

How your donation will help

• Build awareness of the threats these junctions pose – we’ll alert cyclists, businesses and large employers based nearby to consultations.
• Design and produce communication materials – we’ll provide information, educate decision makers, and ensure the facts are easy to find and understand.
• Lobby councils blocking progress more effectively – we’ll brief and support pro-cycling councillors and hold those against cycling to account.
• Run bigger and better online campaigns – we’ll make sure we generate levels of support that decision makers can’t ignore.

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Major concerns

APEX, SHOREDITCH
Works carried out but still unsafe
Cyclists travelling east or west are exposed to fast-moving, weaving, dangerous motor traffic.
GREAT PORTLAND STREET GYRATORY
Blocked by Westminster council
Infamously anti-cycling Westminster council has scrapped plans to tackle this dangerous gyratory.
BOW ROUNDABOUT
Works carried out but still unsafe
Design of “cycle gate” still poses serious collision risk for cyclists.
ST PAUL’S
No improvement plan
This has been on the shelf for years, the City might soon be ready to tackle this dangerous junction but action is taking far too long.
TOWER GATEWAY
Works carried out but still unsafe
Despite East-West Cycle Superhighway providing good east-west link, north-south across Tower Bridge remains dangerous.
TOTTENHAM HIGH ROAD & WEST GREEN ROAD
Works carried out but still unsafe
Junction remains hostile and intimidating for cyclists who face threats from fast-moving motor traffic.
PARLIAMENT SQUARE
Works carried out but still unsafe
Tracks only installed on one side of a complex roundabout – cyclists on other three sides still face danger.
VAUXHALL CROSS
Plans delayed
Plans to redevelop this complex gyratory have been on hold for years leaving it dangerous for cycling.
LEWISHAM GATEWAY
Works carried out but still unsafe
Despite a major redesign the junction of Molesworth Street & Loampit Vale still poses major risks to cyclists.
KING’S CROSS
Plans delayed
This highly complex junction has seen only vague plans put forward, no cycling safety improvements at all proposed, and no progress has been made for over three years.
ANGERSTEIN ROUNDABOUT
Current plans inadequate
Named the “crossing of death” by locals,Vision Zero improvements could be years away, despite the roundabout having claimed a cyclist’s life this year.
LONDON BRIDGE & TOOLEY STREET
Current plans inadequate
Interim plans to improve this junction take a step in the right direction, but Cycle Superhighway 4 reaching here is still many years away.
MARBLE ARCH
Blocked by Westminster council
Westminster council have blocked the mayor’s plans to improve Oxford street; their weak alternative completely fails cycling and walking.
LAMBETH BRIDGE
Blocked by Westminster council
Lethal roundabouts at both ends can’t be improved because anti-cycling council is blocking progress.
 

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Donate by phone

Call us directly, and we can take a donation from your credit or debit card over the phone: 020 7234 9310

Donate by cheque

You can donate by sending a cheque made out to LCC and posted to Better Junctions Appeal, London Cycling Campaign, Unit 201,Metropolitan Wharf Building, 70 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3SS.

CAF

If you have a CAF account, you can also make a donation by sending a cheque to Better Junctions Appeal, London Cycling Campaign, Unit 201,Metropolitan Wharf Building, 70 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3SS.

Transfer from your bank

We can accept donations paid directly into our bank account. You will need LCC's bank details when requesting the transfer:

Sort code: 60-83-01
Account number: 20217925
Bank name: UNITY TRUST BANK plc

When making a bank transfer, please notify us  by emailing membership@lcc.org.uk with details of the date the transfer was made, the amount and also a reference for the transaction.

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