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A11 junctions in Whitechapel and Bow ‘among most dangerous in London’ says TfL

PUBLISHED: 18:19 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:56 24 April 2017

Beginning of A11 at Aldgate

Beginning of A11 at Aldgate

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Busy traffic junctions on the A11 in east London, where at least six cyclists have been killed in three years, are among the worst in the capital for road safety which have been identified today in a study by City Hall.

Commercial Street just south of junction with A10 Shoreditch High St Commercial Street just south of junction with A10 Shoreditch High St

Seven crossroads alone are along the notorious three miles between Aldgate, Whitechapel, Stepney Green and Bow where several cycle and pedestrian fatalities have occurred since 2012, some involving heavy goods lorries.

City Hall’s pedestrian and cycling commissioner Will Norman named 73 junctions with the worst safety records as he unveiled a programme today of safety improvements.

“It’s vital that we target the most dangerous spots to improve roads for pedestrians and cyclists,” he said.

“I asked TfL to identify these junctions now being analysed to make sure we’re doing all we can to make them safer.”

The analysis uses the last three years of casualty figures to identify junctions with the worst safety records.

Seven are on the A11 alone—Whitechapel High Street with Commercial Street, Whitechapel Road with Fieldgate Street and with Cambridge Heath Road, Mile End Road with Cleveland Way, with Globe Road and with Burdett Road and Bow Road with Campbell Road. Also on the ‘bad list’ is Middlesex Street with Bishopsgate between Spitalfields and the City.

The ongoing analysis is to continue each year as part of “a new approach” by City Hall with priority to junctions with the most accidents.

Some 33 junctions have improvements planned in TfL’s current business plan. Those in east London are the A13 Commercial Road with Jubilee Street in Stepney and two on the A10—Shoreditch High Street with Commercial Street and Kingsland Road with Hackney Road and Old Street.

Another 19 being monitored for possible solutions include the A13 East India Dock Road with Stainsby Road in Poplar and the A10 Kingsland Road with Whiston Road and Nuttall Street in Haggerston.

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