Blackfriars casualty calls for safer junction and a permanent 20mph limit
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:04am 6 June 2011
- Posted in: News and blogs, Southwark, City of London
- Tagged with: blackfriars, 20mph, crash
- Boroughs: Southwark, City of London
Dr Clare Gerada is an eminent doctor, chair of Council at the Royal College of General Practitioners, the body that represents tens of thousands of GPs all over the UK.
She's also a practising GP in Kennington, south London.
Last Wednesday, at around 7.40am, she was knocked off her bike while trying to negotiate the dangerous turn from Blackfriars into Queen Victoria Street.
Despite being in a lot of pain (we spared you the sight of her enormous swollen foot and severe bruising in the video), Dr Gerada insisted on speaking out, in the hope that London's cycling mayor would listen to someone with first-hand experience of the dangers of Blackfriars.
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