BackgroundWe are reviewing cycling facilities at junctions on Barclays Cycle Superhighways and on London's road network.
Representatives from cycling and road user groups, London boroughs and the Police have been meeting us regularly to help design better junctions for cyclists and other road users.
For each junction, they discuss a range of options shortlisted by our designers.
We're planning a variety of improvements, ranging from initial upgrades at some locations, to more substantial and innovative redevelopment at others.
Here are some of the things we're doing:Helping cyclists get ahead at traffic lights
- Introducing new early-start green lights for cyclists, such as the one recently installed at Bow roundabout
- Rolling out 100 mirrors for drivers to see cyclists in their blind spots
- Adopting best practice from other European countries
- Introducing more mandatory segregated cycle lanes
- Introducing 20mph speed limits
- Widening approaches at junctions
- Removing some slip roads
This complements our cycle safety strategy:Helping drivers look out for cyclists
- Trained over 4,000 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers with our new professional qualification module
- Tested new technology for HGVs so we can recommend the best equipment
- Introduced the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme to encourage best practice and set standards in the HGV industry
- Trained more than 6,900 cyclists
- Conducted more than 8,600 bike safety checks