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TfL announces road safety upgrade work

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Transport for London (TfL) has released a list of 73 road junctions needing safety work, including 19 new junctions not previously shortlisted for upgrades.

TfL used collision data from the last three years to identify the London junctions with the worst safety records. Although 21 junctions included in the study have recently had improvement works which are being monitored, 33 are at various stages with some due for consultation later this year.

A further 19 junctions were not originally included in TfL’s five year business plan. These will not be consulted on for some time as further safety and feasibility studies are needed.

“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,” said TfL director of surface strategy and planning Ben Plowden.

“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.”

A fresh analysis will take place every year to monitor problematic junctions and identify new areas needing work.

Junctions

  • Casualty numbers at 21 junctions will be monitored to check how well recent safety improvements have worked, which could influence future designs.
  • TfL’s current business plan has 33 more improvements planned, including at Lambeth Bridge North and Waterloo IMAX, which will be consulted on this summer. Design work is ongoing for many of the 33 although all are at different stages: at Highbury Corner, construction work is due to start next year.
  • A further 19 junctions not in the five year business plan will now undergo new safety studies looking at possible improvement work, including Hyde Park Corner and Park Lane. Consultation for these is still some time away.

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