Everything tagged with blackfriars

Blog post: New data shows Transport for London underestimating cycling growth at Blackfriars

Cycling trips on London’s main roads in Spring of this year were up by almost 200% on 2001, according to new data from the Transport for London business plan. This data undermines TfL's projections for cycling at Blackfriars, which were b...

Blog post: Are you a graphic artist who can create inspiring streetscapes of London?

A key part of our work is persuading decision-makers to remodel our streets so they're more appealing for cyclists and walkers. To boost major campaigns such as Blackfriars and the forthcoming ‘Go Dutch’, we need top-quality visuals...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign debunks Transport for London's new flawed Blackfriars statistics

A recent Transport for London press release put a whole new spin on the traffic numbers for the Blackfriars area. Before we point out the errors in the numbers, we must say first that it’s great to see TfL at last emphasising the needs of t...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign briefs Assembly Members before Blackfriars meeting with Mayor

Leading London Assembly members are calling for a meeting with Mayor Boris Johnson to discuss the Blackfriars traffic scheme, and we've produced a detailed briefing paper that highlights: the need to retain the 20mph speed limit the shortco...

Blog post: Hundreds of London cyclists turn out for Flashride to protest against Blackfriars 'urban motorways'

Estimates vary from 500 to 2000 but whatever the true number, a massive number of London cyclists occupied the whole of Blackfriars Bridgeon Friday night as a protest against Transport for London's plans to proceed with the flawed design for th...

Blog post: London Cyclists urged to join Flashride across Blackfriars Bridge on Friday 6pm

London Cyclists from all walks of life will meet outside Doggetts at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge tomorrow (Friday 29 July 2011) to show their anger at the Mayor and Transport for London. There'll be a slow ride across the bridge in each...

Blog post: Is it the Mayor or Transport for London pushing through flawed Blackfriars plans?

Transport for London is ignoring the London Assembly's all-party call for a review of Blackfriars Bridge and a retention of the 20mph speed limit. TfL has issued a press release saying that it will start works on the bridge this Friday, 31 July...

Blog post: All-party support for London Assembly motion calling for rethink of Blackfriars junction

PHOTO: We presented our petition and petition photo collage to London Assembly members to encourage them to support our Blackfriars demands Conservative members joined all other parties in the London Assembly to call for a review of plans to sc...

Blog post: Videos from 2004 and 2011 show how little has changed at Blackfriars

In May 2004 over a thousand cyclists joined the mass ride memorial to Vicki McCreery who died under the wheels of a bus as she cycled across Blackfriars Bridge. Her friend Kirsten sent us this video of the memorial ride: Vicki was the second c...

Blog post: Boris says "more work" needed at Blackfriars, while Safety Audit reveals dangers

London Mayor Boris Johnson is resisting calls for 20mph limit on Blackfriars but says "more work" is needed to improve conditions for cyclists. Responding to London Assembly member Jenny Jones, Johnson said, “More work needs to be done on c...

Blog post: Lucky escape for female cyclist dragged under lorry at Blackfriars junction

Yesterday, a person with the Twitter handle @Pumpkii reported seeing a female cyclist being dragged under a lorry at Blackfriars junction, and somehow escaping unharmed. The crash took place on New Bridge Street, on the southbound approach to the...

Blog post: Motion for Blackfriars 20mph will be voted on by London Assembly on 20 July

The motion asking the Mayor to retain the 20mph limit at Blackfriars is being reintroduced in the London Assembly on the 20 July 2011. If you haven't already, please sign our petition supporting it (and you can post a photo too, if yo...

Blog post: Why did Transport for London's procedures fail cyclists at Blackfriars?

In 2004, after two cyclists were killed on Blackfriars Bridge, Transport for London (TfL) recognised that its procedures for providing for cyclists were seriously flawed. Following the second of these cyclist deaths, that of Vicki McCreery, TfL p...

Blog post: Cyclists outnumber cars in City of London

"Cyclists have for the first time outnumbered motorists on some of the country's busiest commuter routes during rush hour" reports Robin Henry in Today's Sunday Times (p.11).Henry quotes monitoring data from Transport for London, Mouchel/Sustrans ...

Blog post: Transport minister agrees with 20mph on Blackfriars and will talk to TfL.

Norman Baker MP the 'cycling minster' at the Department for Transport joined the Parliamentary Cycling Group ride across Blackfriars Bridge. Many riders quizzed him about how to reduce the danger to cyclists there.Bike Biz magazine editor, Carlton...