Report of the Director of the Built Environment.
The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment in relation to the Museum of London Roundabout and the proposed road danger reduction methods.
Members noted that in view of the considerations, a short term, low cost scheme was being proposed to reduce collisions. The proposal consisted of the following -
· Reduce the width of the circulating carriageway from 10m to approximately 6m. This will reduce speeds and improve lane discipline but maintain a route for HGVs;
· Introduce cycle lanes at key conflict locations;
· Reduce the approach and exit lanes on London Wall and Aldersgate Street (north) to a single lane. This will reduce speeds, improve lane discipline and reduce conflict; and
· Upgrade the lighting units under the covered area to reduce the rapid light dark transition.
Members were informed that it was likely that the proposal would have a minor impact on traffic capacity and journey times, however, the safety benefits expected to be achieved outweighed this impact.
RESOLVED – That the Road Danger Reduction measures detailed in the report be approved, at an estimated cost of £49,000, to be funded from DBE’s Traffic Management Budget of £125,000 in 2014/2015.