Bank Junction closed to traffic

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0202
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It has come to the attention to one of my constituents that the Bank Junction will be closed to traffic. What are the plans for traffic diversion in the area? When are the works scheduled?

Answer

Answer for Bank Junction closed to traffic

Answer for Bank Junction closed to traffic

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Bank Junction is the City of London's worst road casualty hot-spot. The Bank junction scheme, which is being developed and implemented by the City of London Corporation (CoL), is an experimental scheme which aims to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. It will prohibit general traffic between 07:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday. Through careful design, loading provisions will be made available on the approaches to the junction.  The scheme is predicted to reduce collisions by up to 70 per cent.

The scheme's impacts were carefully modelled by CoL and approved by Transport for London, taking into account the impacts of other changes to the road network in central London, including the Cycle Superhighways.

Modelling indicates that general traffic will be diverted on to local roads in the City, which we will aim to mitigate by changes to traffic signal timings. The modelling data is available from CoL and is summarised in its Committee Report, which is available on its website at: http://democracy.cityoflondon.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=43672

For the trial, the actual physical works will be minimal, with the scheme scheduled to come into operation from April.