TfL will not take retrospective action over illegal parking on Red Route at Elephant and Castle Roundabout
See Youtube video: http://youtu.be/mYvC-BS7Zpc
As the video shows, despite the G4S van parked on the Elephant and Castle Roundabout, no cyclists were killed. I emailed this video to TfL about 2 hours after the incident and then sent regular reminders. No response came until I put the video on Youtube and emailed Andrew Gilligan last weekend. TfL then replied ‘I can confirm that G4S has no dispensation to park, and make collections at this location. It is clear from your footage that the van is causing an obstruction to all drivers, and is of particular concern to cyclists. Unfortunately we can not enforce retrospectively’. Does this mean (1) TfL can enforce PROSPECTIVELY? - in which case they should do it (2) TfL does not enforce Red Route restrictions?
I replied that if TfL have the power to take enforcement action, as the police say they do, and no action is taken, then if a parked vehicle causes a future cycling accident: (1) relatives of the injured party will find the video on Youtube (2) the press will investigate why no action was taken regarding the previous incident (3) Sir Peter Hendy and the minions involved will have to resign. So my requests to LCC members are (1) if you hear of a cycling accident here, please give the victim’s relatives details of this video (2) if you see a vehicle parked illegally at the Elephant and Castle Roundabout, please contact TfL immediately by mobile phone.