At the end of May the City of London’s experimental traffic scheme, Bank on Safety, became operational for up to 18 months. This means only pedal cyclists and buses are permitted to cross Bank Junction from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday. The Ward of Cheap is one of the main areas impacted by the scheme and as local Councillor I’m therefore carefully following the trial. Traffic and quality monitoring is in place and everyone can provide feedback through the Bank on Safety website – click here.
The City is closely monitoring the traffic movements in the area. With the experiment in place it is expected that some journeys may be longer but equally other journeys will be quicker. The experiment has been live for 7 weeks and is still settling in. The project team is collecting data to assess the impacts of the revised traffic movements.
Vehicle restrictions are being enforced through automatic number plate recognition cameras with a penalty charge notice issued to drivers who contravene the experimental traffic order.
If you would like to submit your feedback concerning your experiences since the trial has gone live, compared to how it was previously, you can do so through the consultation survey. This survey, along with further scheme details, can be found on the Bank on Safety website – www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/bankonsafety.
The ongoing monitoring work combined with this consultation and feedback will be presented to Councillors prior to any decision being taken on the permanency of this experiment.