More time for Bank junction scheme decision

The City of London Corporation is extending its decision-making process on whether to make the Bank experimental safety scheme permanent.

On 22 May 2017, the City of London Corporation, governing body of the Square Mile, launched an experimental scheme limiting vehicle access to Bank junction to buses and cyclists only, Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm, for a period of up to 18 months.

A decision on whether to make the experimental scheme permanent, which was scheduled for 05 July, will now be made by the City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee on 06 September, following consideration at its Projects Sub, Planning and Transportation, Resource Allocation Sub, and Streets and Walkways Sub committees.

Reported casualty data so far published by the City Corporation has been based on provisional data.

While the provisional data on the last year of the Bank on Safety scheme has shown improvements to pedestrian and cyclist safety, air quality and bus journey times, the City Corporation wants to make a decision with more verified casualty figures. Although verified figures can take longer periods of time for the Police to produce, they are the most accurate figures on safety possible.

A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said:

“This decision gives the City Corporation more time to consider a longer period of verified casualty data at the junction, ensuring our elected members have the most up-to-date and robust figures with which to consider the future of the scheme.”

The City of London Corporation will continue to work with the City of London Police and Transport for London to gather as much verified data as possible ahead of the revised decision making committee meetings.


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.