Only select vehicles and cyclists will be allowed to travel through a busy London junction in an effort to reduce cyclist casualties.
Drivers who ignore the ban can attract a fine of up to £130 – reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days
Chris Hayward, planning and transportation chair at City of London, said drivers will not be fined at first, instead receiving a “warning notice”.
“And then persistent offenders will be given fines.”
Between the years of 2011 and 2016, 34 cyclists and 31 pedestrians were injured at the junction.
The City of London Corporation, who are responsible for the ban, hopes the scheme can reduce casualties at the junctions.
It is believed the move could reduce casualties by 50 to 60 per cent.
Drivers who flout the rules could face £130 fine
The London Cycling Campaign has claimed the move is a “massive step forward”.
Initially, it will be trialled over an 18-month period.
The United Cabbies Group described it as “probably the most unnecessary scheme that anyone has suggested in London for some time” and have argued that taxis should be exempt.