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Consultations open on safety improvements at five ‘dangerous’ London junctions

Transport for London (TfL) has today invited the public to have their say on proposals to make five of the capital’s ‘most dangerous’ junctions safer, as part of its Vision Zero commitment to eliminate death and serious injuries from London’s roads.

The £7.2 million planned improvements aim to reduce the number of collisions and make the junctions safer. They will also make junctions easier to use for people walking, cycling and travelling by public transport. The proposals include new road layouts, wider crossings, segregated cycle bypasses and closures of some roads to motor traffic.

Work is planned to start on the five junctions in the next 12 months, subject to consultation, and is being funded by TfL’s £2.3 billion Healthy Streets programme.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “We know 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 everyday routine.”

Consultations have today opened on the following junctions:
– Kingsland Road/Balls Pond Road
– Kennington Park Road/Braganza Street
– East India Dock Road/Canton Street/Birchfield Street
– Edgware Road/Harrow Road
– Clapham Road/Union Road

Penny Rees, head of network sponsorship at TfL, said: “We’re seeing huge growth in the numbers of people walking and cycling where we are making it easier and safer to do so, and these junction improvements will continue this trend. These proposals are also part of our Vision Zero commitment to eliminate death and serious injuries from London’s transport network.”

Victoria Lebrec, campaign coordinator for RoadPeace, said: “As a victim of a life-changing crash at a junction in London, I’m encouraged that TfL is ramping up their safer junctions programme. 76% of collisions occur at junctions in London and addressing the danger they pose will go a long way to ending death and serious injury on our roads – all of which are preventable.”

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