Transport for London Blackfriars design looks pretty but sadly the beauty is only skin deep

This is the street layout that Transport for London is implementing at present.

It's very similar to what was there previously, and does nothing to address the major concerns of cyclists:

  • turning right into Queen Victoria Street means you have to ride across lanes of fast-moving traffic. This is the kind of manoeuvre that even experienced cyclists dread, and a prominent GP was seriously hurt in this area earlier this year.
  • The bike lanes are narrow, discontinuous, and unprotected. They do very little to add to the feeling of safety that many cyclists crave. In short, they're not enough to grow cycling beyond a hardcore minority who are willing jockey for position with motorists.
  • The area of green space is surrounded on all sides by fast-moving traffic, negating the positive aspects.

Overall, this layout clearly prioritises motor vehicles at the expense of cycling and walking, and will do nothing to bring about the desired increases in cycling set by the Mayor and Transport for London.

See our proposals for a new Blackfriars.

And sign up for the flashride on Wednesday.


This content was deleted by London Cycling Campaign at 4:51pm 15 November 2012.

  • By Tomm at 8:03pm 17 March 2015

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  • By Jenner at 2:05am 21 August 2015

Avec des vues spectaculaires: Tourbillon cloche. 3, Q bas du tableau et approfondies arbre hebdomadaire nucléaire 60 secondes Tourbillon tourner le cercle (par minute) à 06 heures, fixe à partir de planches superposées, Charles X le style. . Conception creuse, est un chef-d'œuvre de l'usine de la montre Claret, un record au cours des années, tous les tests de laboratoire, la fréquence de vibration de 3 Hz par heure (21600); environ trois des questions tout moment, des fonctions complexes ouverte, le marteau sera utilisé dans une note différente , et de nouveau au printemps, lorsque l'ensemble de l'interaction impliquant CAM et accumuler "lire" dans la musique, tel que le dispositif des cloches de l'église replique montre rétractée.

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