Join Jenny Jones at Waterloo roundabout 31/03/04
- Building work for a bus station at Waterloo started last week. It has made a
tricky roundabout even more hazardous.
Southwark and Lambeth Cyclists have written to Deputy Mayor, Jenny Jones
about this, she's heard their plea and has agreed to join them for a ride
around the roundabout on Wednesday, 31 March at 08.30. She is also
notifying the press - see the press release below.
This is an excellent opportunity to show how many cyclists are affected by
the works and are sufficiently concerned to turn up when invited to do so by
someone influential who is championing our cause.
This is one of the key points on my way to work but unfortunately I can't
make this meet on 31st. If you cycle near Waterloo Bridge, particularly in
rush hour, you'll know just how careful you have to be cycling around there.
If you can be there on 31st March at 8.30 do go along.
London Cyclists meet their Waterloo?
Jenny Jones, Deputy Mayor of London and Green Party Assembly Member, will be
meeting South East London cyclists at Waterloo roundabout to see for herself
how the new layout affects cyclists. The layout of the roundabout and its
approaches have been changed to give buses access to new parking bays in
front of Waterloo Station and cyclists strongly feel that they have been
left exposed to danger. Jenny, a cyclist herself, will be joining cyclists
on Wednesday 31st March at 08.30 and negotiating the roundabout during rush
Jenny said "When we design roads and roundabouts, we have to design them for
the safety of all road users, and that includes cyclists & pedestrians. More
and more people are cycling - we must make it easy & safe"
Clare Neely from Lambeth Cyclists says: "Cyclists from the Lambeth and
Southwark groups of the London Cycling Campaign are very disappointed that
the lessons of Vauxhall Cross have not been learnt by TfL in the works to
install improved facilities for buses at Waterloo Roundabout. Throughout the
project TfL have ignored comments made by us on the proposals, exactly as
happened at Vauxhall Cross. The works are now on site and an already
dangerous junction has become even more hazardous for cyclists.
"The Mayor's congestion charge has resulted in large numbers of Londoners
getting out of their cars and switching to a healthy cycling alternative,
this benefits all Lambeth and Southwark residents and we do not want any
cyclists returning to their cars because cycling in London feels dangerous
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