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All Change At Bank option

Artist impression of how Bank Junction could look

The project ​

The All Change at Bank project is looking towards the future of the area around Bank Station to improve the pedestrian environment and provide a fitting setting for the iconic buildings at the heart of the Square Mile​.

The project aims to:

  • Continue to reduce casualties by simplifying the junction
  • Reduce pedestrian crowding levels
  • Improve air quality
  • Improve the perception of place, as a place to spend time in rather than pass through​

Current vehicle restrictions and interim improvements

Currently between Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm, only buses and pedal cycles are permitted to cross Bank Junction or enter Cornhill in a westbound direction. A series of interim highway improvements are planned to be installed between January and June 2020 which include widened footways, wider pedestrian crossings and enhanced cycle advanced stop lines.

For more information visit the Bank on Safety webpage.

Longer term scheme

The All Change at Bank project looks at longer term options to further restrict vehicle access at the junction. It was formally restarted in January 2019 after the Bank on Safety scheme was made permanent. We are investigating options to restrict access at two to three arms of the junction.

Timeline

January 2019 - Members agree to investigate restricting access at two to three arms of the junction to prioritise pedestrian movement in the area. 

April 2019 - a report was considered by the Streets and Walkways Sub Committee setting out how the restriction would be achieved.

Spring 2020 - A small number of design options for the long term aspirations for the junction will be submitted to City Corporation Committees. 

Summer 2020 - A recommendation report will be presented to Committees following further feasibility work for the long-term scheme.

Early 2021 - Public consultation on the how the further restrictions may operate to be undertaken.

Late 2021 - Construction to start.

Background

May 2013 - the Bank Area Strategy was adopted. This document set out the need to modify Bank Junction to make the wider area more successful.

2014 - Data was collected to understand how the junction was functioning, how people and vehicles were using and navigating the junction and the types of collisions that occurred.

2015 - Further analysis about the movements at Bank Junction was collected and can be found below:

2015 to 2017 - Focus turned to delivering the Bank on Safety scheme at the junction.

February 2018 - The All Change at Bank project was put on hold while the Bank on Safety experimental orders were confirmed. 

January 2019 - All Change at Bank formally restarted with a new focus taking on the feedback and lessons learned from the Bank on Safety consultation and engagement process. The Bank Junction Improvement report detailing the possible long-term options for the area was presented to the Streets and Walkways Sub Committee in January 2019.

April 2019 -  The issues's report was submitted to Committees detailing how the long-term restriction will be achieved.  

Contact us

If you have any questions on the project then please email the team or call our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3030.


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