Alex Bowden June 14 2017
TfL reiterates that it is working with the Met to minimise disruption
Long queues of cyclists have been reported on Blackfriars Bridge resulting from the new barriers that were installed in the wake of the Westminster and London Bridge terror attacks. Thousands of cyclists are being forced to squeeze through one lane with three Transport for London (TfL) staff said to be on hand to manage the bottleneck.
Blackfriars Bridge lies on the capital’s North-South Cycle Superhighway, a hugely popular route during rush hour.
Huge metal and concrete bollards were recently installed at each end so that where previously people could ride two abreast in both directions, now there is only room for single file.
The position of the barriers at the south end lets cyclists travelling in opposite directions pass each other, the ones at the north end don’t.
A number of people have taken to social media to complain about the situation, including the BBC’s Tom Edwards.