July 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm #74829
TfL plans to increase the speed limit for cars from 20 to 30mph, and – as Mark on the “I bike London” blog describes, “cycle lanes will be squeezed and shoved to one side, carriageways for cars will increase from two lanes to three. In all effect, they are hell-bent on creating a 1960s-style urban motorway, completely to the detriment of all other road users…”
Tomorrow at 6pm there will be a flash ride on Blackfriars Bridge organised by London Cycling Campaign. Meeting point is the Doggets pub south of the river.
I’ll be there – and I hope to see many of you guys, too!
Here’s the email by LCC on the ride:Quote:
Blackfriars matters to all of us as it is symptomatic of TfL’s car centred planning prevalent on in all London boroughs and it is likely to define the City for decades to come.
So we’re asking all London cyclists to show their anger at the lack of action to improve safety for cyclists at Blackfriars by joining LCC’s slow ride across the bridge tomorrow at 6pm.
Please meet us outside Doggetts pub at the south end of the bridge
Our message is “Why aren’t you listening, Boris?”July 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm #84372
I will if I can find a Boris Bike! lolz
(bet they’ll remove them all now)July 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm #84373
here’s more information about the rides and the plans for blackfriarJuly 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm #84374
Good luck finding a bobi at 6 in the City… this will be more like a flash mob of pedestrians holding Barlcays key fobs, wandering like zombies for the next bobi…. bikes… we need bikes…July 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm #84375
Any bikeless pedestrians who want the bike culture to be encouraged … so London feels a bit more Amsterdam, and a bit less Los Angeles … should come along too, to join in the fun. Boris needs to know that pedestrians and cyclists are ‘traffic’ too, and could do with a bit more space on the roads.July 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm #84376
jamsandwichParticipantJuly 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm #84377
radii8ParticipantJuly 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm #84378
I will certainly be there and will ding my bell at other Boris bikers. The new design is an outrage to road safety and any concept that we are working towards a ‘greener’ city.
Little tip – loads of bikes returning to Waterloo area just before 6pm, pick one up there and just a short cycle along Upper Ground to the Doggetts pub.July 29, 2011 at 6:59 am #84379
There also is a Facebook event regarding the flashride, so you can invite your cycling friends: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226475660727109July 29, 2011 at 9:41 am #84380
congokidParticipantJuly 29, 2011 at 10:00 am #84381
BrigitteBardotBikesParticipantJuly 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm #84382
here’s another good post by Mark on the Blackfriar’s mess: http://ibikelondon.blogspot.com/2011/07/tonights-night-for-blackfriars-bridge.html
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