London bloggers Mark (from ibikelondon) and Danny (from Cyclists in the City) are leading a ten stop cycle tour of the junctions revealed by Val Shawcross at Mayor’s Question Time as the most dangerous for cycling in London.
The ride, taking place on 12 November, follows a trio of protests at the controversial Blackfriars Bridge junction that reignited London’s cycling campaigners. “The idea stemmed,” says Mark, “from a presentation that Transport for London made to the GLA about the changes currently being implemented on the northern junction of Blackfriars Bridge. Their designs – they argued – were not atypical of many other London junctions which they believed “worked well for cyclists”. 2,500 cyclists who use these junctions every day clearly believed otherwise when they took to the bridge in protest.”
The junctions to be visited include:
1. St. George’s Road/London Road/ Elephant & Castle Junction Southwark
2. Clapham Road/ Kennington Park Road/ Camberwell Road Junction
3. Strand/Northumberland Avenue/Whitehall Junction
4. Waterloo Road/ Stamford St/ York Road Junction
5. Mansion House St/Princes St/ Threadneedle St
6. Elephant & Castle/Newington Butts Roundabout
7. Hyde Park Corner Westminster
8. Millbank/Lambeth Bridge Junction
9. Clerkenwell Road/Farringdon Road Junction (via Kings Cross)
10. Albert Embankment/Kennington Lane/Wandsworth Road Junction
Mark and Danny originally launched the ride as a fact-finding mission for their blogs, but after a big response the ride will now be properly marshaled and everyone’s invited. You can find full details on Mark’s blog here. The ride starts at 10.30am this Saturday from St Mark’s, Kennington.