Search

Stratford gyratory among 33 London junctions to receive £300m redevelopment

10:00 27 February 2014

Bow roundabout and Stratford gyratory are among the 33 London junctions to benefit from the £300m redevelopment.

Bow roundabout and Stratford gyratory are among the 33 London junctions to benefit from the £300m redevelopment.

Archant

Stratford gyratory and 32 other London junctions suffering cyclist and pedestrian fatalities in the last three years are to have £300m spent on them in a bid to improve road safety.

A map released today shows the intersections where 250 people have died, including Bow Roundabout, Aldgate gyratory, and the Tower Gateway junction.

Transport for London (TfL) said detailed designs for the first developments will be published next month and work is set to begin in the second half of the year.

Cyclist Venera Minakhmetova, from Bethnal Green, was killed in a collision with a lorry on Bow roundabout in November - the third bike-user to be killed at the roundabout in two years.

Boris Johnson said the old junctions were “relics of the Sixties” and “atrociously designed and wasteful of space”.

Leon Daniels, a TfL managing director said designers and engineers had been working “flat out” to develop the new junction designs which will include two-way roads, segregated cycle tracks and new traffic-free public space.

The national governing body for cycling, British Cycling, welcomed the plans saying “cycle proofing” all transport schemes was one of its central calls in its #ChooseCycling campaign.

But Darren Johnson, London Assembly Green Party Member, said: “We need to get rid of these blights on London and then find the money to deal with the dozens of other dangerous junctions that Transport for London identified as casualty hotspots.”

One cycling safety campaigner, Mark Treasure, tweeted: “This has been in the offing for some time, details awaited.”

0 comments

Latest Newham Stories

33 minutes ago

Former O’s Academy Director discusses relationship between players and fans after Tuesday’s spirited performance

Andy Hessenthaler
09:04

Thousands of people enjoyed a taste of the country with live shows, great food and craft beers at an annual festival.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Yesterday, 17:35

Staff working close to a Stratford road junction where a baby was found unresponsive on a bus have described their shock at the little girl’s death.

Yesterday, 17:30

Find out how Sammy Moore, Josh Doherty, Michael Clark, Myles Judd, Victor Adeboyejo and Sam Roach have been getting on at other non-league clubs recently

Bradley Pritchard
Yesterday, 16:20

East London event introduces youngsters to sport

Facebook
Yesterday, 16:17

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a three-month-old baby.

London Ambulance Service
Yesterday, 16:09

A delegation of our American cousins came to the borough bearing gifts today.

Lyn Brown
Yesterday, 16:00

Essex Olympian League club pulled off shock last weekend in the cup, but now turn focus back to league and visit Kelvedon Hatch this Saturday

Essex Senior League

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now