Bishopsgate walking and cycling changes

Update 25 March 2022

We have updated our consultation materials to more accurately reflect the changes we have introduced to the A10 Bishopsgate corridor which may not have been made clear enough in our original plans. The updated changes we have made are:

  • Make it clearer that the improvements we have made to Bishopsgate include the introduction of two new ‘bus gates’ along the corridor. These are north of the junction with Lombard Street (northbound only) and north of the junction with Leadenhall Street (also northbound only)
  • In a map we published when the consultation first launched we included an

Update 25 March 2022

We have updated our consultation materials to more accurately reflect the changes we have introduced to the A10 Bishopsgate corridor which may not have been made clear enough in our original plans. The updated changes we have made are:

  • Make it clearer that the improvements we have made to Bishopsgate include the introduction of two new ‘bus gates’ along the corridor. These are north of the junction with Lombard Street (northbound only) and north of the junction with Leadenhall Street (also northbound only)
  • In a map we published when the consultation first launched we included an additional restricted turning in error westbound on Primrose Street into Appold Street. To clarify, there is no new restriction introduced at this turning and the map has been updated to remove it
  • We have also added information about changes we have made to two loading bays; these are northbound on Gracechurch Street (outside 7 Gracechurch Street) and southbound on Gracechurch Street (outside 77-82 Gracechurch Street)
  • We also made a number of other minor edits to some text boxes in the map to ensure the changes we had made to Bishopsgate were clear. These edits clarified rather than changed the descriptions – e.g. replacing “except buses” to “except buses and cyclists” in a description of permitted turnings.

An updated map and text description of changes clearly indicating these changes are now in the ‘Documents’ section of this website. We have extended the consultation until 26 September 2022 in order to allow everyone the time and opportunity to consider the updated information and respond using the usual methods as below. If you have any questions about our consultation materials, please email haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk.

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Walking and cycling changes on Bishopsgate

In July 2020 we made some temporary changes to the A10 Bishopsgate ‘corridor’ between the north end of London Bridge and the southern end of Shoreditch High Street in order to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus. We recently decided to keep these changes as part of an experiment, to test the scheme for up to 18 months further. We hope that they will help people who can to walk and cycle more, including to and from the stations at London Bridge and Liverpool Street, and so avoid using their cars to come to and through this area as much as possible.

We want to know your views and experiences of these changes. We are holding a six-month consultation on the Bishopsgate experimental scheme. You can reply by following the link to the survey below. We want this consultation to be accessible to everyone.

There is an Easy Read version of our materials in the ‘Documents’ section. There is also an Easy Read version of our survey. In the bottom right-hand corner, there is also a British Sign Language video which includes audio. If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button in the bottom-left hand corner of this page.

The purpose of the scheme

As London continues to recover from the pandemic it will be more important than ever to support and encourage everyone who can to be more active. Active travel can make people healthier and happier, and it plays a part in managing and reducing congestion as well as improving our environment.

The temporary changes we made to the A10 Bishopsgate corridor in July 2020 were intended to make space for people walking, protect bus journey times, and improve cycling conditions. The corridor is key for travel between London Bridge, Liverpool Street and other major rail stations and hosts many places of work. The pressure on pedestrian space and public transport here use is intense, and the changes aim to reduce that pressure by providing more road space for walking, cycling and reliable bus journeys.

Older and disabled people have been considered in the scheme’s design, with access to addresses on the corridor through side streets maintained during restricted hours. We believe the need to reduce traffic on this road is balanced against impacts on freight and other road users.

Information to help you respond

There is additional information in the ‘Documents’ section of this page. This information explains in more detail:

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