Better Junctions Review Programme (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3696
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your response to 2014/3008 you stated that TfL had reviewed 70 locations from the Top 100 list of better junctions. The Better Junctions Summary dated 23rd September 2015 states that 86 reviews have now been completed. Why did TfL take a year to carry out just sixteen junction reviews?

Answer

Answer for Better Junctions Review Programme (1)

Answer for Better Junctions Review Programme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Better Junctions programme was refocused in 2014 to concentrate resources on the 33 worst performing junctions in London. These are some of the most complex and challenging locations in London and TfL is now focused on developing designs for them. Improvements are being constructed at sites including Elephant & Castle, Oval, Stockwell Cross and Parliament Square.

As part of the Better Junctions programme, TfL has completed an extensive series of successful off-street trials. These have included testing various innovative, cycle friendly junction layouts, low level bicycle signals, bus stop by-passes and different formats for segregating cyclists from other traffic. The results of these trials are being used to bring new features to London's roads through schemes delivered by the Better Junctions programme, on Cycle Superhighways, and through other schemes across London. This includes the Oval and Mile End Road, and the new roundabout design at Queen's Circus in Wandsworth.

All remaining locations on the original list of 100 junctions will be reviewed by the end of 2015.