From April next year, at certain times during the day cars, taxis and lorries will be banned from Bank Junction, one of London’s most notorious junctions. Following a trial and a consultation, a final decision will be made on whether to make the ban permanent. This is an important plan as it is essential that the City and TfL work together to improve road safety at the junction.
During weekdays only cyclists and buses will be allowed to use Bank junction between the hours of 7am and 7pm. Lasting an initial 18 months, the aim is to make the junction safer for cyclists and pedestrians
The plan is controversial, but I believe it is the right thing to do. A trial period and a public consultation will give everyone a chance to get their views heard, and ensure we design the best possible solution.
At the moment, Bank is too clogged full of traffic, confusing for road users and too many horrible accidents have happened at the junction. Number one priority for work at Bank junction should be to improve safety and reduce casualties.
I would be keen to hear your views on the plans. You can send me an email.
You can find more information on the Corporation’s proposals here.