We are currently working on proposals to turn the Old Street area into a more pedestrian and cycle-friendly environment. We hope to submit our plans for a new station entrance to the London Borough of Islington for approval in spring 2017.
The transformation of Old Street roundabout will balance the needs of local residents and businesses with traffic flow in the area.
As part of the scheme we will:
- Remove the existing roundabout by closing the northwest arm to all traffic
- Restore two-way operation to the road network surrounding thee new 'peninsula' public space
- Create this new public space with better pedestrian access to Old Street Tube station
- Build a new entrance to Old Street station in the new public space
- Close three of the four existing subways around Old Street, replacing them with new surface-level, signal-controlled pedestrian crossings
- Improve the Cowper Street subway
- Improve facilities for cyclists travelling through the junction
We are currently working to coordinate our proposed changes to the road layout with our plans to upgrade Old Street station. Understanding the impact of both sets of changes proposed at Old Street will help us to reduce disruption for our customers during construction and improve value for money.
A public consultation on the proposals for Old Street was held between November 2014 and January 2015.
More than 1,300 comments were received. The headline results:
- 87% of respondents believed that the proposals would improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists
- 63% believed that bus and tube passengers would also benefit
See the full consultation report on the Old Street roundabout consultation page.