TFL and the Mayor have set out a plan to make London’s streets safer for cyclists.
- Huge range of initiatives to improve conditions for cyclists across London
- All highway maintenance firms working on London’s major roads agree to fit blind spot mirrors and detection equipment by the end of the year
- Transport Commissioner tells haulage industry that more needs to be done and Mayor urges cyclists ‘stay safe, don’t stay next to a HGV’
Those are just the key points which appeared in a recent press release from TFL. But why haven’t TFL and the Mayor of London got off their backsides and done something about Blackfriars bridge? Something which thousands of cyclists have protested about over several months and one where no action has been taken to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians to use.
Why don’t TFL and the Mayor ban HGV’s from London during certain times, to try to prevent the majority of deaths!
Why did TFL and the Mayor decrease the congestion charge zone in the West of London? It needs to be increased to put people off driving into London each day when there are better options.
Whilst the Superhighways have seen a massive increase in cycling, the cycle lanes themselves are nothing new, a bit of blue paint and nothing else. Cyclists get no sort of priority, they are still bullied by other road users and KSI’s still happen.
Whilst the idea of making the streets safer in London is one that I will always back, TFL and the Mayor of recent have not shown a side of them which is positive.