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The City of London Corporation has launched a public consultation on proposals to transform the pedestrian environment around Bank Junction. This major public realm project will further restrict motor vehicle movements on three of the arms of the junction (Threadneedle, Princes and Queen Victoria Street) 24/7, deliver substantial improvements for people who walk and cycle, and provide greening and seating for people to stop and rest.
Delivery of the project is being aligned to coincide with the re-opening of Bank Junction at the end of 2022.
The CPA welcomes the proposals and will be responding to the consultation shortly. Gareth Roberts, the Chair of the CPA’s Transport & Public Realm Committee and Head of Development, Broadgate (British Land), commented:
“The CPA has long advocated reclaiming this landmark junction from traffic to create a truly world class square for the City, and these proposals will help bring that vision a step closer. Open spaces and clean air have become even more important to people during the pandemic, and if we’re to build a post Covid recovery the City Corporation, with the ongoing support of Transport for London in addressing wider traffic impacts, needs to continue to be ambitious in order to deliver long lasting, transformative change.”
The consultation closes on Monday 10 May 2021. You can respond here.