New roads targeted in updated Safer Junctions programme

19 April 2017

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.

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
Upper Thames Street/Queen Street Place /Queen Street City Of London
Ludgate Circus City Of London
Bishopsgate/Middlesex Street City Of London
Stamford Hill/Manor Road Hackney
High Road (N15)/West Green Road/Broad Lane Haringey
Bath Road/The Parkway Hounslow
Camberwell New Road/Brixton Road Lambeth
Stockwell Road/Clapham Road/South Lambeth Road Lambeth
Loampit Vale/Molesworth Street Lewisham
St George's Circus Southwark
Elephant and Castle (North roundabout) Southwark
Whitechapel Road/Fieldgate Street Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel Road/Cambridge Heath Road/Sidney Street Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Cleveland Way Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Globe Road Tower Hamlets
Mile End Road/Burdett Road/Grove Road Tower Hamlets
Bow Road/Campbell Road Tower Hamlets
Whitechapel High Street/Commercial Street/Leman Street Tower Hamlets
Victoria Embankment/Westminster Bridge Westminster
Victoria Embankment/Northumberland Avenue Westminster
Grosvenor Road/Millbank/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/MIdland Road Camden
Camden Street/Camden Road Camden
Euston Road/Eversholt Street/Upper Woburn Place Camden
Cannon Street/King William Street City Of London
Bishopsgate/Camomile Street/Wormwood Street City Of London
Gracechurch Street/Fenchurch Street/Lombard Street City Of London
Farringdon Street/Snow Hill City Of London
Lombard Roundabout Croydon
Seven Sisters Road/Woodberry Grove Hackney
Seven Sisters Road/Green Lanes Hackney
Great Eastern Street/High Street Shoreditch/Commercial Street Hackney
Kingsland Road/Old Street Hackney
West Cross Route/Holland Road/Holland Park Avenue/Uxbridge Road Hammersmith & Fulham
Farringdon Road/Clerkenwell Road Islington
Highbury Corner Islington
Holloway Road/Tollington Road/Camden Road Islington
Holloway Road/Drayton Park/Palmer Place Islington
Chelsea Embankment/Cheyne Walk/Battersea Bridge Street Kensington & Chelsea
Chelsea Embankment/Oakley Street Kensington & Chelsea
Kennington Park Road/Braganza Street Lambeth
Camberwell New Road/Flodden Road Lambeth
Stamford Street/Waterloo Road roundabout Lambeth
Charlie Browns roundabout Redbridge
Rotherhithe Tunnel Jamaica Road/Lower Road Southwark
Camberwell Green Southwark
New Kent Road/Harper Road Southwark
Commercial Road/Jubilee Street/Sutton Street Tower Hamlets
Tooting Broadway Wandsworth
Upper Richmond Road/Putney Hill/Putney High Street Wandsworth
York Road roundabout Wandsworth
Marylebone Road/ Baker Street Westminster
Millbank/Lambeth Bridge/Horseferry Road Westminster
Edgware Road/George Street/Kendal Street Westminster
  • 19 junctions, that TfL will undergo new safety studies on:
Junction Borough
Britannia Junction Camden
King William St/Monument Street/Arthur Street City Of London
Kingsland Road/Nuttall Street/Whiston Road Hackney
Dalston Junction Hackney
High Road (N15)/Seven Sisters Road Haringey
Hogarth Roundabout Hounslow
Holloway Road/Parkhurst Road/Seven Sisters Road Islington
Angel Junction Islington
Chelsea Embankment/Grosvenor Road/Chelsea Bridge Road Kensington & Chelsea
Brixton Hill/Acre Lane/Coldharbour Lane Lambeth
Brixton Road/Atlantic Road Lambeth
Brixton Road/Stockwell Road/Gresham Road Lambeth
Clapham Road/Union Road Lambeth
Elephant & Castle (Southern roundabout) Southwark
East India Dock Rd/Canton Street/Birchfield Street Tower Hamlets
Tooting Bec Wandsworth
Hyde Park Corner Westminster
Knightsbridge/Brompton Road/Sloane Street Westminster
Edgware Road/Harrow Road Westminster