May 14th, 2014
It has been recently announced that 33 junctions in London will be redesigned and made safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
The £300m project aims to completely overhaul areas where more than 150 people have been killed or seriously injured in the last three years. The programme will see nearly £9 million spent on each junction, which will include the following areas:
By ripping out the existing layouts, which were originally designed for less traffic, and replacing them with safer designs more applicable to current road use, it is hoped that accidents will be vastly reduced. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is a keen cyclist and has given his full support to the new programme of development.
“These road junctions are relics of the Sixties which blight and menace whole neighbourhoods. Like so much from that era, they’re also atrociously-designed and wasteful of space. Because of that, we can turn these junctions into more civilised places for cyclists and pedestrians, while at the same time maintaining their traffic function.”
Other supporters of the proposals include Ashok Sinha, London Cycling Campaign chief executive,who said:
“At last we have a firm commitment, and the funding, to tackle the main barriers to cycling as identified by cyclists in the capital. Rapid implementation of this programme will help reduce deaths and serious injuries to cyclists, as well as make our roads safer for pedestrians too. We share the Mayor’s view that gyratories blight our capital and removing them will improve quality of life for all.”
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