The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, which sets out goals for major changes to cycling provision in London, was released in March 2013. Since then, we’ve been working closely with cycling and road user groups, London Boroughs and the Police to deliver the Mayor’s Vision. Our work has included reviewing the Better Junctions programme.
The programme has been re-focused to make substantial improvements at 33 locations, including some of the most intimidating and high profile junctions and gyratories in London. Junctions include:
|Aldgate gyratory ||Apex junction||Archway gyratory|
|Bow roundabout||Blackfriars||Borough High Street/Tooley Street junction|
|Chiswick roundabout/Kew Bridge roundabout||Elephant & Castle northern roundabout||Great Portland Street gyratory|
|Hammersmith Broadway gyratory||Highbury Corner||King's Cross|
|Lambeth Bridge northern roundabout||Lambeth Bridge southern roundabout||Lancaster Gate gyratory|
|Marble Arch gyratory||Nag's Head gyratory||Old Street roundabout|
|Oval Triangle||Parliament Square||Rotherhithe roundabout|
|Spur Road gyratory||Stockwell gyratory||Stratford gyratory|
|Surrey Quays gyratory||Swiss Cottage gyratory||Tower Gateway|
|Vauxhall Cross gyratory||Wandsworth Town Centre gyratory||Waterloo roundabout|
|Westminster Bridge Road||Woolwich Rd/A102 junction||St Paul’s gyratory|
Some of the 33 junctions lie on the proposed new north-south and east-west cycle routes, or on existing or proposed Barclays Cycle Superhighways. These junctions will be upgraded while work is undertaken on these wider schemes.
We remain committed to delivering improvements for cyclists at other junctions during the coming years, including the other locations that were originally included in the Better Junctions programme. We will take these improvements forward through other TfL delivery programmes and will consult publically on all proposed changes before they are introduced.
In 2013 we commissioned a major cycle safety research project to trial innovative measures for cyclists. This is to make sure they're suitable for use on London’s streets, subject to Department for Transport approval.
The trials were carried out for us by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in Wokingham and looked at a range of proposals such as 'Dutch-style' roundabouts and low-level cycle signals. Find more information on the TRL website.
The City of London is working on plans to remove the one-way gyratory system at Aldgate. Find more about these plans on the City of London website.
Between February and April 2014 we will consult on our own plans to remove the northern roundabout at Elephant & Castle. Keep updated on our Elephant & Castle consultation hub page.
We are also consulting on interim changes at King's Cross to improve conditions for cyclists and other road users. Have your say on our consultation hub page.
As we develop proposals to upgrade other junctions, we will launch consultations on our hub.
We’re pursuing a large number of initiatives to improve the safety of cyclists. Some examples of our wider work include: