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New roads targeted in updated Safer Junctions programme

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London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, has named the 73 junctions in the Capital with the worst safety records as he unveiled a new approach to delivering improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.

Transport for London's (TfL's) new analysis uses the last three years of casualty figures on the TfL road network to identify the junctions with the poorest safety records so that they can be targeted for work. This analysis will now continue each year as part of a new approach that will see work continually monitored and the junctions with the most incidents prioritised.

The list of 73 junctions is now being considered in detail to assess what can be done to make them safer. The current list includes some that have had work recently completed, some have work planned, and others require new safety studies.

  • 21 junctions have had significant improvements made within the last three years. These will now be monitored to ensure that the casualty levels significantly reduce and that lessons are learnt to improve the future design and construction of projects.
  • 33 junctions have improvements planned within TfL's current business plan. This includes Lambeth Bridge North and Waterloo IMAX which will be consulted on this summer. Design work on other junctions within the list of 73 continues at pace, including Jamaica Road/Lower Road/Rotherhithe Tunnel, which will be part of Cycle Superhighway 4, and Highbury Corner, where construction work is due to start next year.
  • 19 junctions will undergo new safety studies to identify possible solutions and safety improvements. This includes locations such as Holloway Road and Parkhurst Road, Clapham Road and Union Road and Hyde Park Corner and Park Lane.

Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, said: `It's vital that we target the most dangerous junctions across London if we are to improve our roads for pedestrians and cyclists. That's why I asked TfL to identify these junctions and why we're now analysing them in detail to ensure that we are doing all we can to make them safer. This work will allow us to drive forward improvements and be repeated each year to ensure that our work is making a real difference to the Capital's roads.'

Ben Plowden, TfL's Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, said: `We're committed to improving road safety in the Capital and we will only achieve this and encourage more people to walk and cycle if we address safety at many of our road junctions. This new analysis will allow us to target our efforts where it is most needed, and will allow us to closely monitor the effectiveness of what we deliver to ensure we're always learning from our projects.'

German Dector-Vega, Director for Sustrans in London, said: `We welcome this continuing vital work to make the Capital's most dangerous junctions safer for everyone. It is critical that we see rapid progress to make walking and cycling easier and safer if we want London to be a healthier place.'

Improving the safety of the Capital's junctions is a central part of the Mayor's £2.1bn Healthy Streets approach. This aims to create more attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets, where everybody can enjoy spending time and being physically active by making walking and cycling easier and safer across London.

TfL's new 'Vision Zero' approach to reducing road danger is part of the Mayor's forthcoming Transport Strategy. This means vigorously enforcing traffic law, putting safety at the core of road engineering projects and working to discourage dangerous behaviour on the roads.

Notes to Editors

The 73 junctions saw the highest number of collisions involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists between 2012 and 2015.

The full list of 73 junctions on TfL's road network, which have higher than average collision rates:

  • 21 junctions - that have had significant improvement completed within the last three years
Junction Borough
 Queen St/Queen St Place/Upper Thames St  City Of London    
 Fleet St/New Bridge St/Farringdon St/Ludgate Circus    City Of London
Bishopsgate/Middlesex St  City Of London
Manor Rd/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 Rd/Fieldgate St  Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel Rd/Cambridge Heath Rd  Tower Hamlets
Mile End Rd/Cleveland Way  Tower Hamlets
Globe Rd/Mile End Rd Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Burdett Road Tower Hamlets
 Bow Rd/Campbell Rd Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets
 Whitechapel High Street/Commercial Street  Tower Hamlets
Westminster Bge/Victoria Embankment  Westminster
 Victoria Embankment/Northumberland Av  Westminster
Grosvenor Road/Vauxhall Bridge  Westminster
  • 33 junctions that have planned improvement plans within TfL's business plan and which will be designed to address safety concerns;
Junction Borough 
 Euston Road/Judd Street Camden
 Camden St/Camden Rd   Camden
 Euston Road/Eversholt Street   Camden
 Cannon St/Martin Lane/King William St  City Of London 
Bishopsgate/Camomile St/Wormwood St   City Of London
Fenchurch St/Gracechurch St/Lombard St   City Of London
Central Markets/Snow Hill/Farringdon St/West Smithfield         City Of London
 Purley Way/Mitcham Road   Croydon
 Seven Sisters Rd/Woodberry Grove   Hackney
 Seven Sisters Road/Green Lanes Boro Bdy  Hackney
 Kingsland Rd/Old St  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 St  Kensington & Chelsea
 Kennington Park Rd/Braganza St/Boro Bdy   Lambeth
 Camberwell New Rd/Flodden Road/Boro Bdy  Lambeth
 Stamford Street/Waterloo Road Roundabout  Lambeth
 Southend Rd/Chigwell Rd   Redbridge
 Jamaica Road/Lower Road/Rotherhithe Tunnel   Southwark
 Camberwell Green/Camberwell New Road   Southwark
 New Kent Road/Harper Road  Southwark
 Commercial Rd/Jubilee St   Tower Hamlets
 Mitcham Road/Tooting Broadway  Wandsworth
 Putney Hill/Upper Richmond Road  Wandsworth
 Baker Street/Marylebone Road   Westminster
 York Rd Roundabout   Wandsworth
 Millbank/Lambeth Bridge   Westminster
 George Street/Edgware Rd   Westminster
  • 19 junctions, that TfL will undergo new safety studies on:

Junction

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

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