You might not be at work, school or college to see or use them right now, but rest assured that improvements to crossings across the Marble Arch London BID area now see three junctions completed on Edgware Road.
One of the Mayor’s Safer Junctions schemes at Edgware Road/Harrow Road/Marylebone Road was completed on 27 March, with the commissioning of the new signals. Early starts for cyclists, a new straight across crossing and shorter crossing times now enable pedestrians and cyclists to move around the junction more safely.
A new signalised pedestrian crossing was completed on Seymour Street in February 2020, along with a new crossing at Sussex Gardens where previously there was no green man phase. Countdown indicators are due to be added once construction activity is allowed to resume.
Work at the George Street/Kendal Street junction is underway and has been paused following the standing down of non-essential works by Transport for London in March in response to the Covid-19 restrictions. Once these works resume, it is estimated that there are two more weeks of activity required to complete the new crossings.
The two remaining junctions – Praed Street/Edgware Road/Chapel Street and Upper Berkeley Street/Connaught Street – are currently paused. Once construction activity is able to resume we will provide a new works programme.
With thanks to our colleagues at Transport for London for keeping us updated.