City pushes forward with Bank public realm plans

No 1 Poultry

Committee agrees roadmap for dealing with notorious junction

The City of London has agreed to proceed with proposals to improve safety and improve the setting of the Square Mile’s notorious Bank Junction.

Framed by James Stirling’s No1 Poultry, the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange and the Mansion House, the junction is infamous among pedestrians and cyclists. Over the past eight years scores of injuries have been recorded – and one cyclist died.

Recent interventions have seen a ban on vehicles other than buses and cycles using the interchange between 7am and 7pm, but a longer-term improvement project was put on hold in February last year.

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