TfL's Better Junctions scheme

Better Junctions map

The map above shows the junctions on the Better Junctions scheme - 33 dangerous junctions 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 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 objected to the slow pace of progress of the Better Junctions. The previous Mayor and TfL had 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. And many of the completed schemes still do not offer the safe and inviting space for cycling that's so urgently needed.

Completed junctions

Aldgate – gyratory extensively redeveloped, but without providing safe cycling routes
Apex (Shoreditch) – gyratory removed, but safe cycling facilities are primarily N-S
Archway – gyratory removed, but incomplete cycling facilities
Blackfriars
Bow – tracks E-W, but hook risks remain
Elephant & Castle north – tracks are partial
Lancaster Gate – complete N-S but not satisfactory E-W
Oval – tracks are partial
Parliament Square – partial tracks and lacks connections E-W
Spur Road – heavy lights delays, no link to high potential route along Buckingham Gate
Stockwell – partial tracks only NE-SW for short section
Tower Gateway – lacks N-S links
Westminster Bridge Road

In construction

Stratford

Consulted on

Chiswick roundabout/Kew Bridge – part of CS9, lacking N-S treatment across bridge
Hammersmith Broadway – only northern side consulted as part of CS9
Highbury – delayed by rail construction
King’s Cross – outline consultation only, no cycling provision
Lambeth Bridge north – concerns over hook risk and delayed following consultation
Lambeth Bridge south – delayed following consultation
Old Street – construction now imminent
Rotherhithe – part of CS4
Swiss Cottage – in construction, lacks connections northwards
Wandsworth Town Centre – large-scale scheme does not appear to have moved forward, very unsatisfactory for cycling
Vauxhall Cross – first phase completed as part of CS5, second phase consulted but no sign of construction
Waterloo – concerns about links

Missing

Borough High Street/ Tooley Street – delayed by London Bridge Network Rail construction
Great Portland Street gyratory
Marble Arch
Nag’s Head – due as part of one of six announced routes?
St Paul’s
Surrey Quays – waiting for second CS4 consultation
Woolwich Road/A1020

Safer Junctions

Following the election of Mayor Sadiq Khan, a new programme is set to replace the "Better Junctions" programme, although it is unclear which, if any, missing junctions from the original programme will also be progressed. This new programme is based on the last three years of collision data to prioritise junction improvements. The list that TfL has announced is as follows. And there is a commitment to review junctions on a rolling basis...

“Significant improvement completed within the last three years”

Queen Street/Queen Street Place/Upper Thames Street, City Of London
Fleet Street/New Bridge Street/Farringdon Street/Ludgate Circus, City Of London
Bishopsgate/Middlesex Street, City Of London
Manor Road/Stamford Hill, Hackney
High Road (N15)/West Green Road, Haringey
Bath Road/The Parkway, Hounslow
Camberwell New Road/Brixton Road, Lambeth
Stockwell Road/Clapham Road/South Lambeth Road, Lambeth
Molesworth Street/Loampit Vale, Lewisham
St George's Circus, Southwark
Elephant and Castle (North Roundabout), Southwark
Whitechapel Road/Fieldgate Street, Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel Road/Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Cleveland Way, Tower Hamlets
Globe Road/Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets
Bow Road/Campbell Road, Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel High Street/Commercial Street, Tower Hamlets
Westminster Bridge/Victoria Embankment, Westminster
Victoria Embankment/Northumberland Avenue, Westminster
Grosvenor Road/Vauxhall Bridge, Westminster 

“Planned improvement plans within TfL's business plan”

Euston Road/Judd Street, Camden
Camden Street/Camden Road, Camden
Euston Road/Eversholt Street, Camden
Cannon Street/Martin Lane/King William Street, City Of London
Bishopsgate/Camomile Street/Wormwood Street, City Of London
Fenchurch Street/Gracechurch Street/Lombard Street, City Of London
Central Markets/Snow Hill/Farringdon Street/West Smithfield, City Of London
Purley Way/Mitcham Road, Croydon
Seven Sisters Road/Woodberry Grove, Hackney
Seven Sisters Road/Green Lanes, Hackney
High Street Shoreditch/Commercial Street, Hackney
Kingsland Road/Old Street, Hackney
Holland Park Avenue/Holland Road/West Cross Route, Hammersmith & Fulham
Farringdon Road/Clerkenwell Road, Islington
Highbury Corner, Islington
Holloway Road/Tollington Road, Islington
Holloway Road/Drayton Park, Islington
Chelsea Embankment/Cheyne Walk/Battersea Bridge, Kensington & Chelsea
Chelsea Embankment/Oakley Street, Kensington & Chelsea
Kennington Park Road/Braganza Street/Boro Bdy, Lambeth
Camberwell New Road/Flodden Road/Boro Bdy. Lambeth
Stamford Street/Waterloo Road roundabout, Lambeth
Southend Road/Chigwell Road, Redbridge
Jamaica Road/Lower Road/Rotherhithe Tunnel, Southwark
Camberwell Green/Camberwell New Road, Southwark
New Kent Road/Harper Road, Southwark
Commercial Road/Jubilee Street, Tower Hamlets
Mitcham Road/Tooting Broadway, Wandsworth
Putney Hill/Upper Richmond Road, Wandsworth
York Road roundabout, Wandsworth
Baker Street/Marylebone Road, Westminster
Millbank/Lambeth Bridge, Westminster
George Street/Edgware Road, Westminster

“New safety studies on…”

Camden High Street/Parkway (Lte Station), Camden
Arthur Street/King William St/Monument Street, City Of London
Kingsland Road/Whiston Road/Nuttall Street, Hackney
Balls Pond Road/Kingsland Road/borough boundary, Hackney
High Road (N15)/Seven Sisters Road, Haringey
Hogarth Lane/Burlington Lane, Hounslow
Holloway Road/Parkhurst Road, Islington
Pentonville Road/Islington High Street, Islington
Chelsea Embankment/Chelsea Bridge Road/Grosvenor Road, Kensington & Chelsea
Acre Lane/Brixton Hill, Lambeth
Brixton Road/Atlantic Road, Lambeth
Brixton Road/Stockwell Road/Gresham Road, Lambeth
Clapham Road/Union Road, Lambeth
Elephant & Castle (South roundabout), Southwark
East India Dock Rd/Stainsby Road (Ats), Tower Hamlets
Upper Tooting Road/Tooting Bec Road, Wandsworth
Hyde Park Corner/Park Lane, Westminster
Knightsbridge/Brompton Road, Westminster
Edgware Road/Harrow Road, Westminster

If you'd like to find out how you can campaign for better junctions in your area, contact your LCC local group.