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Basinghall Street, Gresham Street and Old Jewry

​The City of London Corporation is consulting on changes in Basinghall Street, Gresham Street and Old Jewry. Read the documents below and send us your comments by 10 February 2020.

Notice of Proposal (85KB)
Statement of Reasons (71KB)
Plan (885KB)

Write to:

Department of the Built Environment
City of London Corporation
PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ

Quote reference: TraffOrder/DBE/CT-GL

The City of London’s Transport Strategy that was adopted last year as the action plan for the next 25 years has the concept of ‘Healthy Streets’ as one of its main features. With the commitment to prioritising pedestrians over vehicular traffic, the City Corporation is proposing to introduce a pedestrian refuge island in Gresham Street between the junctions with Basinghall Street and Coleman Street.

The introduction of the pedestrian refuge island requires the extension of the operating hours of existing loading restrictions on that length of street to operate ‘at any time’ to prevent deliveries obstructing the traffic flow. The City Corporation is proposing to replace the motor cycle parking place in Old Jewry with a loading bay to provide a facility for the delivery vehicles displaced from Gresham Street. The motor cycle parking will be relocated further south along Old Jewry but will be reduced in length as there is not sufficient kerb space. No additional parking space is proposed as the Transport Strategy commits the City to reducing the use of private vehicles.

The City Corporation is proposing to raise the carriageway in Basinghall Street and Old Jewry at their junctions with Gresham Street to provide a step free route for pedestrians along Gresham Street and to slow vehicle speeds entering and exiting those streets.