Monday, 30 July 2012

Lambeth junctions feature in top 100 to be improved by 2014

Several of Lambeth’s most cycle-unfriendly junctions feature in a list published by Transport for London of the 50 junctions to be improved by 2013.

A list of a further 50 junctions has been published – these are set to be reviewed by the end of 2013 with improvements being implemented by the end of 2014.

Road sign at Oval junction, Kennington on lambethcyclists.org.uk
As a result of Lambeth Cyclists' input over several months of dialogue with TfL we are pleased to see that junctions such as those near Oval tube station, Lambeth Bridge, the Stockwell gyratory and Kennington Cross are included in the review and will be made more cycle friendly. Vauxhall Cross has already been earmarked for improvements.

Echoing LCC's Love London, Go Dutch campaign, TfL says improvements at these junctions will include "adopting best practice from other European countries". The following measures will be considered:
  • creating more segregated cycle lanes
  • 20mph speed limits
  • installing traffic signals to allow cyclists a head-start through the junction ahead of other traffic
  • removing slip roads

The TfL junctions review is good news for all cyclists as these junctions are the most heavily used in London.

TfL list of 100 junctions to be reviewed by 2014