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Safer junctions (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

Given your commitment to Vision Zero, how is TfL balancing the needs of bus passengers (on journey time and reliability), private motor vehicles and vulnerable road users in terms of making our most dangerous junctions safer and achieving “Vision Zero”, particularly given that once junctions are redesigned extensively it is unlikely they will be revisited for over a decade?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Every Safer Junctions location is different, and there is no one size fits all approach. However, the primary driver for the programme is to deliver safety improvements for vulnerable road users.

At each location, the changes intended to deliver road danger reduction benefits for vulnerable road users are weighed up against any negative impacts on other road users. As per my Transport Strategy, any negative impacts on buses are given more weight in this analysis than impacts on general traffic. At some locations this may mean that more transformational changes, such as radical changes to a junction layout, are not considered feasible.

As I explained in my answer to Mayor's Question 2019/17311, Safer Junction locations – alongside all major junctions on our network - are subject to ongoing monitoring and, where needed, further improvements will continue to be delivered as part of TfL’s rolling safer infrastructure programme. This monitoring enables TfL to prioritise and target its limited funding where it can have the most impact on road danger reduction.