It’s a green light for green man junctions on Edgware Road! Today the Mayor of London has approved our joint consultation with Transport for London, which took place late last year, aimed at improving safety for both pedestrians and drivers in the area. The consultation received 584 responses and numerous letters, with 64% supporting or strongly supporting the proposed changes.
The approved package of measures includes the following safety improvements to five junctions along Edgware Road:
- Creating new pedestrian crossings, with green and red man signals;
- Adding count down timers to new and existing crossings;
- Creating more space for pedestrians on the pavement;
- Providing new Advanced Stop Lines (cycle boxes) for cyclists.
TfL will improve, replace or create new crossings at five junctions along Edgware Road.
- Chapel Street / Praed Street
- Sussex Gardens / Old Marylebone Road
- Kendal Street / George Street
- Connaught Street / Upper Berkeley Street
- Seymour Street
This is a tremendously meaningful accomplishment for the Marble Arch London BID. The BID was created with the goal of enhancing the area’s operating environment. An integral part in this objective is creating safer junctions for those who work, live, study and visit here. Through tireless work and a vision for the area’s future, this goal has been accomplished and supports our continued efforts and plans. Thank you to all who supported this scheme.
The next steps see detailed designs being developed for each junction. Works are set to commence before the end of 2019.
You can download the full consultation report here.