Transport for London announces plans to tackle ‘most dangerous’ crossings for pedestrians and cyclists
A road junction outside Manor House tube station is among 73 that will be reviewed by Transport for London on safety concerns.
The crossroads, where the Seven Sisters Road intersects with Green Lanes, is frequently used by the Turkish-speaking communities as it is close to many areas where they live, including Harringay and Hackney.
But with its multilane roads it is also hazardous for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.
Seven Sisters road’s intersection with Woodberry Grove, as well as Highbury Corner in Islington, were among those named as needing review.
All three will be improved in the coming months, TfL said.
They were named by London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, as among the 73 junctions with the worst safety records.
A statement from TfL said its analysis will 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 some that have had work recently completed, some have work planned, and others require new safety studies.
“It’s vital that we target the most dangerous junctions across London if we are to improve our roads for pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr Norman said.
“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, added: “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.