My Christmas card this year featured a painting by Peter Murray, Master (2015-6) of Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects of his impression of what a pedestrianised Bank Junction might look like at Christmas.
Fittingly on 15 December 2016, the Policy Committee of the City (which I sit on), granted approval for an experimental safety scheme for Bank junction to start in April 2017. Following recent fatalities, the measures are aimed at improving the safety at one of London’s busiest junctions as well as improving air quality.
The scheme will mean limiting vehicle journeys to cyclists and buses only through the junction, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7am and 7pm.
The City Corporation has worked closely with TfL to ensure that the surrounding roads are not adversely impacted by the remodelled junction and the expectation is that vehicle journey times in the vicinity will be improved or at least maintained.