Everything tagged with blackfriars

Blog post: Victory for London Cycling Campaign as Mayor agrees to 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars and London Bridges

After years of campaigning by the London Cycling Campaign and many others, the Mayor Boris Johnson has finally agreed to a 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge, as well as across London Bridge. An 18-month trial expected to start soon will s...

Blog post: North-south cycling route could be Thameslink for bikes linking Kings Cross to Elephant and Castle

A major north-south cycle route is being planned that will pass through Blackfriars Road and Blackfriars Bridge, according to the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan. Boris Johnson has already announced an East West cycling 'Crossrail fo...

Blog post: We think 2012 has been the London Cycling Campaign's most successful year so far

January 2012 started with the commitment by Boris Johnson to review hundreds of dangerous junctions all over the city as a result of months of lobbying by LCC in the wake of the disastrous redesign of Blackfriars and Bow roundabout, where two p...

Blog post: TfL's tasks its Better Junctions review with improving Blackfriars after damning Safety Audit

Transport for London has agreed to address the serious safety problems at Blackfriars junction after its Safety Audit team highlighted numerous dangers to cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. Download the Safety Audit (PDF) In 2011, thousands ...

Blog post: TfL Safety Audits ignored danger warnings at location where cyclist killed during Olympics

Transport for London documents obtained using a Freedom of Information request have revealed that the road on which cyclist Dan Harris was killed during the Olympics was known to be hazardous for cycling, but the remedial measures taken were ina...

Blog post: Transport for London announces 50 dangerous junctions to be made safer for cycling in 2013

Following months of consultation with LCC and others, Transport for London has announced 100 junctions that will be made safer for cycling and walking, with 50 to be completed by the end of 2013. These 50 form part of another list of 100, which...

Discussion: Blackfriars Bridge - south side

With all Blackfriars campaigning seeming to focus on the north end of the bridge (quite rightly - it's a particularly hairy stretch now that all the motor traffic's squeezing down to a single lane) has there been anything about the southern end of...

Blog post: Safe bike lanes and junctions will persuade us to cycle more, say the majority of Londoners

The next Mayor of London must prioritise safe and convenient bike lanes and make junctions and roundabouts less dangerous if they want to encourage more cycling, according to a YouGov survey published today. The survey, which suggests over half...

Blog post: August-September 2011

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Blog post: Massive thanks to the 2500 Londoners who took to the streets for a people-friendly city

First, a huge thanks to every one of the 2500 people who joined our protest ride yesterday, especially our members and the hundreds who helped out before and on the day, no matter how small your contributions. We know from previou...

Blog post: 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 ha...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign shows Blackfriars can be made safe and attractive for cycling and walking

Today the London Cycling Campaign published a new design for the controversial Blackfriars junction that makes it significantly better for cycling and walking than Transport for London’s current plans. See how traffic moves through the ju...

Blog post: London Assembly members from all four main parties to join call for people-friendly streets at Blackfriars

  Prominent London Assembly members from all four main parties - Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green - will join the Blackfriars flashride organised by LCC for Wednesday 12 October. Andrew Boff (Con), Val Shawcross (Labour), ...

Blog post: Londoners want people-friendly streets: have your say at Blackfriars

"Londoners want people-friendly streets" is the message we're hearing from the capital's cyclists and pedestrians as we prepare for the third Blackfriars Flashride exactly a week away. Every person who comes will add weight to that message...

Event: Blackfriars protest 'Flashride 3'

MEET Outside Doggetts pub, at the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge, at 5.45pm for 6pm start (prompt - because it's getting dark so early) All Londoners are invited to show their displeasure to the Mayor and Transport for London's current plans ...