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), Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem) and Jenny Jones (Green) will join the vast crowds expected at the demonstration in favour of people-friendly streets.

Over 400 hundred people have already signed up to say they're coming, and hundreds more are expected on the day.

The demo is supporting LCC's vision for cycle-safe and people-friendly streets, at Blackfriars junction and across the capital.

  • Andrew Boff is the Mayor's special advisor on cycling
  • Val Shawcross is former chair of the London Assembly transport committee
  • Caroline Pidgeon is the current chair of the transport committee
  • Jenny Jones is the Green Party's mayoral candidate and former deputy mayor 

London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha said, "Already a majority of Assembly Members from all parties have asked Mayor Boris Johnson to think again on Blackfriars.

"Now politicians from all the major parties are endorsing our plan to revitalise Blackfriars and the rest of London's streets."

All Londoners, with bikes or on foot, are urged to join the demo to show the Mayor and Transport for London the strength of opposition.

Demo details

Meet at 5.45pm, outside Doggetts Pub, on Wednesday 12 October, and from 6pm a peaceful ride will take place as thousands of people show their support for a safer junction.