Three of the most “intimidating” roundabouts for cyclists in London are to be axed.

The roundabouts at either end of Lambeth Bridge are to be removed and the Imax roundabout at Waterloo is to be redesigned to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Both areas are notorious for their high number of casualties. The roundabout on the north side of Lambeth bridge was where royal designer Moira Gemmill, 55, was killed in collision with a left-turning HGV as she cycled to work in April 2015.

Transport for London today opened a two-month consultation on the changes. Work to replace the Lambeth roundabouts, expected to cost £12 million, with conventional traffic-light junctions and pedestrian crossings could start next year and would take a year to complete.

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