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New roads targeted in updated Safer Junctions programme
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
|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;
|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|
|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|
|George Street/Edgware Rd||Westminster|
- 19 junctions, that TfL will undergo new safety studies on:
|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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