Bank on Safety scheme
Between Monday to Friday, 7am-7pm, only buses and cycles are permitted to cross Bank Junction or enter Cornhill in a westbound direction.
At the junction, footways have been widened, pedestrian crossings have been improved and there are better facilities for people cycling.
The City of London’s interactive map also provides helpful layers to identify waiting, loading and parking information for the wider Square Mile.
Questions about the scheme
What is the penalty if I cross the junction and I am not a pedal cyclist or bus?
The penalty notice is £130, the penalty is reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days.
Can I drive through Bank Junction on public holidays?
If a bank holiday or a public holiday falls between Monday and Friday the restrictions between 7am-7pm will not be enforced.
What classifies as local access in the maps illustrating changes around Bank Junction?
Local access means vehicles that have an origin or destination within the designated area. This does not include crossing Bank Junction.
Does the scheme restrict access door to door in a vehicle / taxi or private hire vehicle?
Vehicles are still able to drop off near the junction, just as they did prior with existing road barriers, such as guard railings. A immediately at the junction as well as the provide further details. An Equalities Impact Assessment is available on request.
What types of buses are allowed to cross Bank Junction, Monday to Friday from 7am-7pm?
To be classified as a bus the motor vehicle must be designed and constructed for the carriage of at least eight passengers.
Are motorcycles and scooters allowed to cross Bank Junction at any time?
No motor vehicles other than buses are allowed to cross Bank Junction or enter Cornhill in a westbound direction between Monday to Friday from 7am-7pm.
What were the objectives of the original experiment?
The agreed success criteria were:
- a significant safety improvement at Bank
- to maintain access for deliveries
- to improve air quality at Bank
- to not unreasonably impact on traffic flow, whilst preferably improving bus journey times
If you have questions on the project, email the Bank on Safety team or call our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.