Segregated cycle lanes are to be added to Highbury Corner as part of a project to replace the one-way system with two-way traffic. Transport for London (TfL) say that work is likely to take around 18 months.
Highbury Corner is a junction with one of the poorest safety records in London. Locals will say it’s also one with a very long history of roadworks.
In 7.6 billion years the suns life will end, consuming the earth to a fiery end. All life on the planet will cease, with the exception of the roadworks on Highbury Corner which are planned to continue until the end of time
— Mike Cooper (@mj_cooper2004) May 8, 2018
The latest work will see the 1960s roundabout removed and replaced with two-way roads with segregated cycle lanes on all three remaining sides.
Other improvements include:
The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander, said: “I’m delighted that work that is getting underway on these plans that will improve safety and improve the environment for everyone who uses Highbury Corner.
“With more segregated cycle lanes across the junction, improved pedestrian crossings, and a new public space, the transformed junction will encourage even more people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday routine. The changes are a great example of a council working closely with TfL to improve quality of life for everyone.”