Transport for London's (TfL's) new analysis uses the last three years of casualty figures on the TfL road network to identify the junctions with the poorest safety records so that they can be targeted for work. This analysis will now continue each year as part of a new approach that will see work continually monitored and the junctions with the most incidents prioritised.

The list of 73 junctions is now being considered in detail to assess what can be done to make them safer. The current list includes some that have had work recently completed, some have work planned, and others require new safety studies.

  • 21 junctions have had significant improvements made within the last three years. These will now be monitored to ensure that the casualty levels significantly reduce and that lessons are learnt to improve the future design and construction of projects.
  • 33 junctions have improvements planned within TfL's current business plan. This includes Lambeth Bridge North and Waterloo IMAX which will be consulted on this summer. Design work on other junctions within the list of 73 continues at pace, including Jamaica Road/Lower Road/Rotherhithe Tunnel, which will be part of Cycle Superhighway 4, and Highbury Corner, where construction work is due to start next year.
  • 19 junctions will undergo new safety studies to identify possible solutions and safety improvements. This includes locations such as Holloway Road and Parkhurst Road, Clapham Road and Union Road and Hyde Park Corner and Park Lane.

Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, said: `It's vital that we target the most dangerous junctions across London if we are to improve our roads for pedestrians and cyclists. That's why I asked TfL to identify these junctions and why we're now analysing them in detail to ensure that we are doing all we can to make them safer. This work will allow us to drive forward improvements and be repeated each year to ensure that our work is making a real difference to the Capital's roads.'

Ben Plowden, TfL's Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, said: `We're committed to improving road safety in the Capital and we will only achieve this and encourage more people to walk and cycle if we address safety at many of our road junctions. This new analysis will allow us to target our efforts where it is most needed, and will allow us to closely monitor the effectiveness of what we deliver to ensure we're always learning from our projects.'

German Dector-Vega, Director for Sustrans in London, said: `We welcome this continuing vital work to make the Capital's most dangerous junctions safer for everyone. It is critical that we see rapid progress to make walking and cycling easier and safer if we want London to be a healthier place.'

Improving the safety of the Capital's junctions is a central part of the Mayor's £2.1bn Healthy Streets approach. This aims to create more attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets, where everybody can enjoy spending time and being physically active by making walking and cycling easier and safer across London.

TfL's new 'Vision Zero' approach to reducing road danger is part of the Mayor's forthcoming Transport Strategy. This means vigorously enforcing traffic law, putting safety at the core of road engineering projects and working to discourage dangerous behaviour on the roads.

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Notes to Editors

The 73 junctions saw the highest number of collisions involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists between 2012 and 2015.

The full list of 73 junctions on TfL's road network, which have higher than average collision rates:

  • 21 junctions - that have had significant improvement completed within the last three years
Junction
Borough
Queen Street/Queen Street Place/Upper Thames Street
City Of London
Fleet Stret/New Bridge Street/Farringdon Street/Ludgate Circus
City Of London
Bishopsgate/Middlesex Street
City Of London
Manor Road/Stamford Hill
Hackney
High Road (N15)/West Green Road
Haringey
Bath Road/The Parkway
Hounslow
Camberwell New Road/Brixton Road
Lambeth
Stockwell Road/Clapham Road/South Lambeth Road
Lambeth
Molesworth Street/Loampit Vale
Lewisham
St George's Circus
Southwark
Elephant and Castle (North Roundabout)
Southwark
Whitechapel Road/Fieldgate Street
Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel Road/Cambridge Heath Road
Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Cleveland Way
Tower Hamlets
Globe Road/Mile End Road
Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Burdett Road
Tower Hamlets
Bow Road/Campbell Road
Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel High Street/Commercial Street
Tower Hamlets
Westminster Bridge/Victoria Embankment
Westminster
Victoria Embankment/Northumberland Avenue
Westminster
Grosvenor Road/Vauxhall Bridge
Westminster
  • 33 junctions that have planned improvement plans within TfL's business plan and which will be designed to address safety concerns;
Junction
Borough
Euston Road/Judd Street Camden
Camden Street/Camden Road
Camden
Euston Road/Eversholt Street
Camden
Cannon Street/Martin Lane/King William Street
City Of London
Bishopsgate/Camomile Street/Wormwood Street
City Of London
Fenchurch Street/Gracechurch Street/Lombard Street
City Of London
Central Markets/Snow Hill/Farringdon Street/West Smithfield
City Of London
Purley Way/Mitcham Road
Croydon
Seven Sisters Road/Woodberry Grove Hackney
Seven Sisters Road/Green Lanes Hackney
High Street Shoreditch/Commercial Street Hackney
Kingsland Road/Old Street Hackney
Holland Park Avenue/Holland Road/West Cross Route Hammersmith & Fulham
Farringdon Road/Clerkenwell Road Islington
Highbury Corner Islington
Holloway Road/Tollington Road Islington
Holloway Road/Drayton Park Islington
Chelsea Embankment/Cheyne Walk/Battersea Bridge Kensington & Chelsea
Chelsea Embankment/Oakley Street Kensington & Chelsea
Kennington Park Road/Braganza Street/Boro Bdy Lambeth
Camberwell New Road/Flodden Road/Boro Bdy Lambeth
Stamford Street/Waterloo Road roundabout Lambeth
Southend Road/Chigwell Road Redbridge
Jamaica Road/Lower Road/Rotherhithe Tunnel Southwark
Camberwell Green/Camberwell New Road Southwark
New Kent Road/Harper Road Southwark
Commercial Road/Jubilee Street Tower Hamlets
Mitcham Road/Tooting Broadway Wandsworth
Putney Hill/Upper Richmond Road Wandsworth
York Road roundabout Wandsworth
Baker Street/Marylebone Road Westminster
Millbank/Lambeth Bridge Westminster
George Street/Edgware Road Westminster
  • 19 junctions, that TfL will undergo new safety studies on:
Junction
Borough
Camden High Street/Parkway (Lte Station)
Camden
Arthur Street/King William St/Monument Street
City Of London
Kingsland Road/Whiston Road/Nuttall Street
Hackney
Balls Pond Road/Kingsland Road/borough boundary
Hackney
High Road (N15)/Seven Sisters Road
Haringey
Hogarth Lane/Burlington Lane
Hounslow
Holloway Road/Parkhurst Road
Islington
Pentonville Road/Islington High Street
Islington
Chelsea Embankment/Chelsea Bridge Road/Grosvenor Road
Kensington & Chelsea
Acre Lane/Brixton Hill
Lambeth
Brixton Road/Atlantic Road
Lambeth
Brixton Road/Stockwell Road/Gresham Road
Lambeth
Clapham Road/Union Road
Lambeth
Elephant & Castle (South roundabout) Southwark
East India Dock Rd/Stainsby Road (Ats)
Tower Hamlets
Upper Tooting Road/Tooting Bec Road
Wandsworth
Hyde Park Corner/Park Lane
Westminster
Knightsbridge/Brompton Road
Westminster
Edgware Road/Harrow Road
Westminster