The map above shows the junctions on the Better Junctions scheme - 33 dangerous junctions where Transport for London and the Mayor have said will be tackled. Click on the map for a bigger version.
The initial programme of tackling key London junctions (Better Junctions Review) was a response by the Mayor to the tragic deaths of two cyclists in 2011 at Bow Roundabout and the subsequent vigils and protests by LCC members and the families of the people who died. All the Mayoral candidates in 2012 promised to adopt continental grade standards for cycle provision on our roads when they signed up to LCC's Love London Go Dutch campaign, and the Mayor wrote to LCC in 2013 promising action in response to our Space for Cycling protests at the Aldwych and Holborn gyratories.
LCC has previously objected to the slow pace of progress of the Better Junctions Review announced in 2011. The Mayor and TfL have promised that the "programme has been fundamentally refocused away from making minor, often cosmetic changes at a large number of junctions to delivering real and transformational change at the busiest and worst junctions." Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: "They are some of the busiest traffic intersections in Europe, so this work has been complicated. But we are now fully committed to delivering these junction improvements as quickly as possible, making London safer and more inviting for all." Average spending at each of the 33 listed locations will be around £9 million.
However, progress is unacceptably slow. According to TfL's Roads Modernisation Plan, ony 5 of the 33 Better Junctions will be completed by May 2016, the end of the Mayor's term - and many of the completed schemes still won't offer the safe and inviting space for cycling that's so urgently needed.
The Apex - works due for completion by April 2016 as part of Cycle Superhighway 1
Blackfriars - works due for completion by March 2016 as part of North-South Cycle Superhighway
Elephant & Castle (north) - works due for completion May 2016
Oval - works due for completion March 2016
Stockwell gyratory - works due for completion April 2016
If you'd like to find out how you can campaign for better junctions in your area, contact your LCC local group.