Transport for London (TfL) has invited the public to have their say on proposals to make five junctions in the capital safe – part of the Safer Junctions programme.
As the capital continues at pace to ramp up its commitment to the Vision Zero approach, the proposals for five of the most dangerous junctions in London is part of a scheme that will make life-saving changes to 73 junctions.
As part of Vision Zero, this will be crucial in the commitment to putting measures in place that will eliminate all death and serious injuries from collisions on London’s roads by 2041.
The latest improvements as part of the Safer Junctions programme will cost £7.2 million and have the aim of reducing collisions whilst making the junctions safer for everyone.
Junctions will be easier for vulnerable road users, as well as those travelling by public transport.
The proposals that the public will have the chance to have their say on include new road layouts, wider crossings, segregated cycle bypasses and closures of some of the roads to motor traffic.
Subject to consultation, work on these five junctions will start in the next 12 months.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, explained the benefits of the road investment provided through the Safer Junctions programme.
He said: “We now that a disproportionate number of serious injuries and fatalities on London’s roads occur at junctions, so it is vital we continue transforming junctions to make sure they are set up and designed around the safety of people walking and cycling.
“Not only will this investment reduce road danger, but it will give more Londoners across our city the confidence to cycle and walk as part of their every day routine.”
Work has recently been completed at the 29th junction as part of the programme, with more set to follow.