6 Danger Junctions Declared Safe After Inspection

Six of London’s most dangerous road junctions have passed inspection without any changes needing to be made, City Hall heard today. 

Cycling groups said that they were disappointed with the result, and felt that newly elected Mayor Boris Johnson had done little to tackle cycling safety at the accident black spots.

Six of London’s most dangerous road junctions have passed inspection without any changes needing to be made, City Hall heard today. 

Cycling groups said that they were disappointed with the result, and felt that newly elected Mayor Boris Johnson had done little to tackle cycling safety at the accident black spots.

Thirty-nine junctions have so far been inspected by Transport for London as part of their safety improvement programme and of them six were declared safe with no need for improvement.

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrats in the London Assembly criticised the slow speed of rebuilding the dangerous cycling infrastructure, however Boris kicked back and said that the Olympics are to blame:

“This is not an ideal time to start digging up every road in London,” he said.

“There is much, much more we can do to make London one of the great cycle cities of the world,” said the Mayor. “Believe me, I have that commitment.”

A spokesperson for the London Cycling Campaign responded to Mr Jonson by saying: 

“We are not seeing a step-change in the way engineers are looking at junctions. 

“Traffic flow is still being prioritised over cycle safety.” 

“That is not the kind of progressive thinking we want to see.’

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