Safer Junctions Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2789
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

By prioritising junctions based on killed and seriously injured (KSI) data, this programme neglects junctions so intimidating that pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists avoid them in the first place. What are you doing to address these locations?

Answer

Answer for Safer Junctions Programme

Answer for Safer Junctions Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Safer Junctions programme uses KSI data to identify the junctions across London with the poorest current safety record - those where people have been killed and seriously injured - to identify those which are in most need of priority improvement.

This does not mean that other locations that are too dominated by vehicles, and which pedestrians and cyclists avoid, will not be tackled. My Healthy Streets Approach, set out in my draft Transport Strategy and in Healthy Streets for London, will address locations that are intimidating to those wishing to walk or cycle.

The Strategic Cycling Analysis will help guide future investment to unlock supressed demand for walking and cycling. Our well-resourced programmes - including Liveable Neighbourhoods, Superhighways and Quietways - will all contribute to making junctions safer for walking and cycling.