Almost three-quarters of deaths and serious injuries to pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists in London occur at junctions. Unsafe or inconvenient crossings result in significant non-compliance by vulnerable road users – sometimes over 50% – leading to more collisions and injuries.
In 2017, Mayor of London’s Safer Junctions programme identified 73 junctions on TfL-controlled roads for major improvement (including Mitcham Road at Tooting Broadway pictured above). London Living Streets has produced a set of good design principles for use by campaigners responding to consultations on these and other junction improvements.
The principles and objectives listed focus on reducing road danger, increasing active travel and making locations healthier and more welcoming, in line with the Mayor’s Healthy Streets approach.
London Living Street’s Good Design Principles for Junctions and Crossings is available to download here.
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