City of London Corporation opens consultation on naming new public square as part of St Paul’s Gyratory transformation

The City of London’s residents, businesses and community groups have been invited to feedback on proposals for the transformation of the streets between the former Museum of London roundabout and St. Paul’s Underground Station.

Following a Planning and Transportation Committee meeting in June 2023, as well as extensive consultation with residents and community groups, the City of London Corporation approved proposals to make these streets safer and less traffic dominated places for people to walk and cycle.

The proposals include:

  • The partial removal of the gyratory system and the introduction of two-way movements for all vehicles on Newgate Street and St Martin’s Le Grand, to its junction with Angel Street.
  • Improvements for people walking and cycling will be delivered, including better crossing facilities and protected cycle lanes where space permits.
  • A creation of a new public square which, at just over 3000sqm, would be larger than Aldgate Square and the largest in the Square Mile.

The City Corporation has now opened up the details of the proposals for public consultation to gather feedback and further understand the potential impact of the proposals, before finalising the design. The consultation will also seek people’s views on the name of the new public square and shortly reveal four possible options. Alongside walking and cycling improvements, the plans include some changes to routes for buses and general traffic as well as waiting and loading restriction.  

Chairman of the City of London’s Planning and Transport Committee, Shravan Joshi, said:

We look forward to receiving further public input into what are already exciting proposals. I am confident the plans for St Paul’s Gyratory will deliver huge benefits for people walking and cycling, and which are in step with the City Corporation’s climate action and air quality goals.

“Local residents and businesses also have a unique opportunity to be part of history, in the naming of the new public square and so, I would urge everyone to take part in the consultation.”


Notes to Editors:

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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