City Corporation to survey traffic orders across the Square Mile

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The City of London Corporation’s main decision-making body has voted in favour of a survey into existing transportation schemes across the Square Mile on April 21.

In a motion passed at the Court of Common Council, elected members agreed to review all traffic restrictions currently in force. It will look at specific justifications for the restrictions and whether schemes comply with existing policy.

The motion also commits to a review of restrictions at Bank Junction. Currently only buses and cycles are able to pass through the junction between the hours of 7am-7pm on weekdays.

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The amended motion, as agreed by the Court of Common Council, read: “This Honourable Court notes and reaffirms its support for the Transport Strategy (adopted in May 2019) – including the prioritisation of the needs of people walking especially considering the imminent and very welcome opening of the new Elizabeth Line – the Climate Action Strategy and the Corporate Plan.”

The Planning & Transportation Committee will deliver findings by October and details of any proposed consequential review of traffic orders by December 2022.

The City Corporation’s Transport Strategy, adopted in May 2019, includes key targets on enabling and prioritising space for pedestrians and cyclists, reducing motor traffic, improving air quality and eliminating death and serious injuries on City streets.

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