According to the new scheme, the notorious crossroads Bank Junction will be closed for all vehicles except buses and bicycles on weekdays from 7 am to 7 pm. Launched, by the City of London Corporation, scheme will go through 18 -month probationary period, which will begin this Monday.
The city authorities hope that the restrictions will help to make the crossroads safer and reduce the level of air pollution in the surrounding area. New restrictions were negatively taken by the numerous taxy drivers of London, but bicyclists liked it a lot. In the period from 2011 to the present, 34 cyclists and 31 pedestrians were injured at the unfortunate crossroads. All these cases occurred precisely from 7 am to 7 pm.
City of London Corporation hopes that the ban will reduce the number of accidents at this crossroads by 50% -60%. London Cycling Campaign called the imposed ban a huge step towards the safe roads.