Installation of kerbed lanes on both sides of bridge was due to have begun on Wednesday – no news of when work will now start
Works to install protected cycle lanes on Westminster Bridge that were due to have begun on Wednesday have been delayed in the
wake of last week’s terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament that left four people dead.
Earlier this month, Transport for London (TfL) announced that it would be installing protect cycle lanes on both sides of the bridge, as well as putting a new pedestrian crossing on Westminster Bridge Road.
Other safety improvements included a bus-stop by-pass being installed outside St Thomas’s Hospital, and the speed limit on the bridge being cut to 20 miles an hour once the works, anticipated to last a year, are finished.
But last week’s attack in which 52-year-old Khalid Masood killed three people and injured dozens more by driving his car along the footpath on the southside of the bridge before exiting the vehicle and stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death has seen the works postponed, with no date as to when they will start.
TfL’s managing director of surface transport, Leon Daniels, said: “Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of those affected by the terrorist incident in Westminster.
“Works on and around Westminster Bridge were due to start next week to improve the area for cyclists and pedestrians, but we have temporarily postponed this work while we engage with a range of key stakeholders, including parliamentary estates.”