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 shortcomings of the revised traffic scheme
  • the lack of consideration for the 2007 double-T junction proposals
  • the absence of a non-motorised user audit ahead of the scheme
  • the need to review flawed TfL and Network Rail procedures

Val Shawcross (Labour), John Biggs (Labour), Caroline Pigeon (Liberal Democrat) and Jenny Jones (Green) have formally requested a meeting saying that proposed changes could be improved and making a specific reference to cyclists’ calls for retaining the 20mph speed limit.

The cross-party group says Transport for London has gone ahead with works at the bridge “without attention being paid to the Assembly or the cycling community in London”.

Hundreds of cyclists demonstrated at the bridge, for a second time, to protest against the lack of cycle-safe facilities being proposed for the bridge.