Better Junctions programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2517
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide an update on the progress of the Better Junctions programme.

Answer

Answer for Better Junctions programme

Answer for Better Junctions programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am delighted to say that the Better Junctions delivery programme has been moving forward at tremendous speed.

As you know, I am committed to tackling the worst performing junctions across London and 33 of these are included in the Better Junctions programme.

Following the publication of my Vision for Cycling in 2013, I quadrupled the Better Junctions funding allocation to £100m and, when added to other internal and external funding streams, TfL will spend more than £300m transforming all 33 of these junctions.

By next summer, we will have improved 10 of those 33 junctions including gyratory removals at Elephant & Castle and Stockwell and schemes at Apex (Shoreditch), Blackfriars, Bow, Lancaster Gate, Oval, Parliament Square, Spur Road and Tower Gateway.

In addition, construction of at least five other junctions, including interim schemes, will be completed or underway at Aldgate Gyratory, Archway Gyratory, Kings Cross (interim), Old Street Roundabout and Vauxhall Cross (interim).

We will have also carried out consultations at 26 out of the 33 junctions.