Three collisions have occurred at the Ben Jonson/Harford Street/Aston Street junction over a three year period resulting in three slight collisions including a pedestrian hit on the zebra crossing.
Improving road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and although changes in layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can help.
The Ben Jonson/Harford Street/Aston Street junction is currently being invested in to improve the safety of the junction and the environment you live in.
We propose to:
Introduce traffic lights at the existing give-way junction to make it safer for pedestrians to cross.
Implement a pedestrian only stage at the junction – this means all traffic lights will be held on red to road users to allow pedestrians to cross the junction safely.
Remove the zebra crossing as the new traffic lights will provide a safer crossing facility.