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Bread Street and Cloth Fair

​The City of London Corporation is introducing experimental traffic schemes on 27 February 2017 in Bread Street and Cloth Fair.

Read the documents below and send us your comments by 29 August 2017.

Write to:

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

Quote reference: DBE/CT/TMO-GL

The City of London is introducing by experiment a suspension of the road closure at the junction of Bread Street with the northern side of Cannon Street. This closure was temporarily removed to facilitate the One New Change development and was about to be restored with an amendment to permit cyclists to pass through.

The City Corporation has decided to see how keeping the junction open affects the traffic flow in area. Motor vehicles exiting Bread Street will be required to turn left into Cannon Street. Provision has been made for cyclists to proceed ahead through a traffic island and then either into the southern section of Bread Street or westbound on Cannon Street.

The City of London was requested to investigate measures to prevent night time disturbance to residents in Cloth Fair by vehicles waiting in the street. A number of schemes were considered and the final one is being introduced as an experiment to allow for monitoring of its effect. Double yellow line waiting restrictions will be extended throughout Cloth Fair and a disabled persons parking bay introduced outside the Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great to provide for visitors to the church and the Smithfield area.


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