London’s cycle safety improvements show no sign of slowing down. As soon as the consultation on the east-west cycle superhighway closes, Transport for London announced development plans to make the Old Street roundabout safer for cyclists.
TfL figures show that cyclists make up almost a third of all vehicles at the roundabout in the morning rush hour. Forty-four people were injured at the roundabout between February 2010 and January 2013, with 80 per cent of them pedestrians or cyclists.
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New pedestrian crossings, cycle lanes and pedestrianised areas around the roundabout aim to make cycling in the area, which is a key gateway to Tech City, safer.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “We are progressing at full steam with our plans to redesign some of London’s most dangerous junctions, and Old Street roundabout is next to be completely overhauled.
“These plans will dramatically improve safety for the thousands of cyclists and pedestrians using the junction, and also make it easier to access Tech City, which continues to nurture upcoming technology and creative talent from around the world.”
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