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New Green Phase Crossing At Gloucester Place

Works will start on 22 February on a full green phase crossing across all four arms of the Gloucester Place/George Street junction in the Quarter.  The implementation of this crossing has long been desired and follows recommendations from the Baker Street Two Way Project post implementation monitoring report.

This crossing featured in the initial plans for the Two Way Project, but with traffic modelling suggesting it would have created significant tailbacks and issues for other junctions it could not be included.  However, the continuing reductions in traffic levels, most significantly following the implementation of the Ultra Low Emission Zone mean it can now go ahead.

It’s taken some time to get this underway, in part due to highways permissions but also latterly the impact of Covid-19 on resourcing to implement this change.

The crossing works will take 3-4 weeks to complete and the national lockdown restrictions should mean there is little impact on traffic levels in the area.

We shared the findings of the post scheme monitoring report last October when published, which featured very positive findings including an 84% increase in pedestrian activity, an increase in cycle use and a significant improvement in air quality. You can read the full report here.

Read more here about the Baker Street Two Way Project.

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