Elephant and Castle remains one of the most dangerous and unpleasant junctions in London despite Transport for London spending £25m redesigning it in 2015. How did such a unsafe & unpleasant junction get built in 2015 and what can be done to fix it? It's a saga of wonky objectives, dubious pressure groups, hasty politicians, and the trumping of development over transport needs.
Download the dossier on the designed-in dangers of The Elephant & Castle's new road layout, known as "The Bend".
Edition 2. March 2017
(Richard Reynolds has been shaping public space at Elephant and Castle since 2004, both as a guerrilla gardener and as a campaigner to improve not destroy safe segregated pedestrian space. He has a degree in Geography from Oxford University and is an enthusiastic pedestrian, cyclist and motorist.)