Bank on Safety – Experimental Scheme

Given the importance and high profile of the Bank junction scheme we thought that you would appreciate an update on progress and the timing of the introduction of the experimental scheme.

The ‘Bank on Safety’ experimental scheme will be launched on Monday 22 May. Between the hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, Bank junction will be a pedestrian, bus and cycle only junction in a bid to significantly reduce casualties. This date will start to be communicated from today, Monday 24 April.
A report will be given in early July focusing on:

  • operational matters of the experiment to date, such as any proposed changes to the scheme
  • observations of how the experiment is working from a traffic perspective
  • data on the number of vehicles entering the City over the duration of the first couple of weeks
  • preliminary bus journey times on key corridors ( Cannon Street, Bishopsgate, London Wall, St Martin Le Grand/New Change).

The bus journey time data will be used as a proxy for general traffic journey times on the same corridors.

The data will be from the first couple of weeks of operation when new vehicle movement patterns will not have fully settled down. The data is provided to assist with informing the observational comments.

If you would like details of the longer term proposed monitoring strategy please get in touch.

Part of the monitoring strategy covers perception and whether the experiment makes a perceived difference.  From today the below online survey opens. It will close on Sunday 21 May. The survey is open to anyone that passes through Bank and can be accessed via the website

The full public consultation phase for the experiment will open officially on 22 May, but will not be promoted actively for the first few weeks while the scheme settles. It is intended that following the verbal report, the consultation will be promoted more actively and have regular ‘revivals’ to capture as many individual responses as possible.  It is planned to close the consultation at the end of November 2017.

If you’d like to contact officers about the sheme you are more than welcome to do so direct via or 020 7332 3839

We hope that you find this update helpful. Please do share it with colleagues, friends and family who use the junction.

Healthy City Streets

Spring Newsletter

 Put a spring into your step (or ride)!

The Active City Network is gearing up for a busy season for walking and cycling. We are promoting the City’s Quietways which provide a safer, less polluted route for walking and cycling with led rides, music and speeches; the Best Practice Guide will be released at the Healthy City Streets event on 5 June and there are a range of other events we hope you can attend.  All the details are below, we hope to see you this Spring!

Tomorrow 20 April: Freight in Centre Stage!

The City Corporation is hosting a free afternoon conference,  between 3.30 – 5.30 pm, followed by drinks reception, tomorrow the 20 April 2017 at Grocers’ Hall. The event will highlight the exciting opportunities for City firms arising from the City’s Freight Strategy programme. The conference will provide a forum to engage with the City’s facilities management experts so that best practice in freight and servicing management is shared and embedded. Few spaces left – please RSVP

Join representatives from TFL, DHL, Doddle and more to discuss strategies, improve your deliveries and make consolidations work for you!

25 April: Explore the Quietways by ebike!  

The lunchtime e-rides along the Quietways in March were very well received! Don’t worry if you missed it – you have the chance to attend the evening ride on the 25 April. The tour gives you the opportunity to experience both the Quietways and riding an e-bike! You can ride an e-bike in normal clothes and effortlessly experience the fascinating historical and cultural sites along the ride. Spaces are limited!
       “Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the ebike ride on Wednesday! Can I come along to the 25 April as well please?”

Poppy Middlemiss
Book a space on the e-bike ride!

May: Business Healthy Challenge!

May is Living Streets’ National Walking Month! City of London Corporation’s Business Healthy, national walking charity Living Streets and online wellbeing engagement platform HiMOTIV, are launching the Business Healthy Challenge! Team registrations are live! So to register your team and find out more, on the “Events” page
Get moving to win big this National Walking Month, with the Business Healthy Challenge
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5 June: Healthy City Streets

The Active City Network and the City of London Corporation would like to welcome you to an afternoon of music, rides and walks along the Quietways, followed by an evening conference and drinks reception to be held at Guildhall. Find out more

Save the Date!

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10 June: The Nocturne is coming…

There are a variety or rides for all levels at the Rapha Nocturne London cycling event on 10 June, however, City firms will have a unique opportunity to battle it out to claim the glory of the fastest business in the Square Mile. Teams of 4 will race in front of thousands around a spectacular City circuit starting and finishing along Cheapside.Interested? For full details and how to enter please click here.

Get your chance to race in front of thousands around a spectacular City circuit. 

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