London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman today 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.
Topping the list of dangerous junctions in the capital are Queen Street/ Upper Thames Street in the City of London, followed by key commuter route Fleet Street/ Farringdon Street, Bishopsgate – on which Liverpool Street Station is situated/ Middlesex Street, and Manor Road/ Stamford Hill.
Transport for London’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.
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.”
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.