Further improvements to major junctions in the Capital begins this autumn
- Published on Friday, 20 July 2012 11:06
- Posted by Scott Buckler
A multi-million pound safety improvement programme for cyclists at major junctions across the Capital will begin this autumn as part of a review of major junctions in the Capital by Transport for London (TfL)
The Mayor asked TfL to work with leading cycling and road safety organisations on a programme to review all junctions on the existing cycle superhighways, locations on the TfL network where schemes are already planned and a number of other locations that are challenging for cyclists.
An initial review of 500 locations has now been completed, which has allowed TfL to identify a priority list of 100 junctions, based on a range of measures such as user feedback, cyclist numbers and collision data.
Work to explore initial design options at these priority locations is now well under way, with TfL committed to completing the review and having detailed designs for all of these 100 junctions by the end of 2013.
It has also been confirmed that physical improvements will also be made at more than 50 junctions across the Capital over the next 18 months, with the first being delivered by the end of 2012.
The 50 junctions selected will comprise 35 junctions from the top 100 and 15 junctions from the remaining 400 junctions.
Improvements at these locations will include widening junctions to allow more space for cyclists, creating more segregated cycle lanes and installing innovative 'early-start' traffic signals to allow cyclists to move through the junction ahead of other traffic.