Transport for London (TfL) has begun construction of safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at the Bow Interchange in east London.
The improvements are designed to make the busy Bow Roundabout much more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, paving the way for a wider vision for the area.
New signalised pedestrian crossings are being installed across Bow Road and Stratford High Street, as well as crossings to link Bow Road and Stratford High Street via the Bow Roundabout traffic island. The existing non-signalised crossings on the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach slip roads will be removed.
The work will include the creation of a new public space under the Bow Flyover and Toucan crossings to provide a connection for cyclists between Cycle Superhighway 2 and the River Lea towpath.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Bow Roundabout was one of the first junctions we set out to tackle when we started our new roads modernisation programme. It was not fit for purpose, especially in light of the dramatic growth and change in east London. We have already made improvements, but more is needed and these changes – and the longer term proposals being consulted on in a few months – will transform the junction and the area.”