We’re delighted to report that green man crossing works will start at the junction of Edgware Road, Praed Street and Chapel Street on 8 February 2021.
The approved measures, which are expected to be completed by the end of March, include the following safety improvements by Transport for London:
- New pedestrian crossings, with green and red man signals;
- The addition of countdown timers to new crossings;
- Providing new Advanced Stop Lines (cycle boxes) for cyclists.
The green man crossings are part of an extensive package of junction improvements along Edgware Road, announced in April 2019.
The completion of this schemes marks the final stage in the package, providing a safer setting for pedestrians and cyclists using Edgware Road and side roads. Improving pedestrian safety along Edgware Road was one of our stated aims when businesses were asked to vote on establishing the BID back in 2016. As we enter the BID’s second term in April 2021, we look forward to realising more ambitious public realm schemes.
To date the package has delivered brand new green man crossings at the junctions of Edgware Road with:
- Seymour Street
- Sussex Gardens
- George Street/Kendal Street
- Harrow Road (below the Marylebone Flyover)
- Upper Berkeley Street/Connaught Street (due to be completed by the end of February 2021).
A 20mph speed limit was also introduced by Transport for London in March 2020.
If you would like more information or have questions about the scheme, please do get in touch.