Improving London's roads

At any one time we're running hundreds of projects designed to improve living and travelling conditions in London's public spaces.

This includes work to create safer, greener and more attractive streets and town centres, and safer conditions for cyclists and pedestrians - part of the Mayor of London's commitment to the Healthy Streets Approach.

Working with the boroughs, we also make large scale improvements to bridges, tunnels and major roads to allow people and vehicles to move more efficiently, safely and reliably around the network.

Ludgate Circus

We've been working closely with the City of London Corporation to address safety concerns around people walking at Ludgate Circus. By banning some turns made by a small number of vehicles we can give people more time to cross at the junction - thousands cross each day.

This work will be monitored and reviewed into 2020.

What we've done

  • Banned left turns for all vehicles from Ludgate Hill into New Bridge Street
  • Banned buses from turning right from Fleet Street into New Bridge Street (except for night buses)
  • Increased the length of time that people have to cross the southern arm of the junction (New Bridge Street) to around half a minute
  • Built out the pavement on the southeast corner of the junction to stop vehicles turning left, and to increase space for those waiting

These changes aim to improve safety and support our Vision Zero strategy to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's transport network by 2041.

Be vigilant and aware of other road users when crossing, cycling or driving through Ludgate Circus junction.

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