Segregated cycle facilities on Westminster Bridge

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Mrs K McYarnington

Dear Transport for London,

I read the update on the Transport for London webpage https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/im... titled "Segregated cycle facilities on Westminster Bridge":

"It's not possible right now to install the new segregated cycle tracks across Westminster Bridge itself because the security barriers are taking up space. The large number of pedestrians here, and the structural difficulties of securing the barriers, mean it's also not possible to move the barriers onto the pavement.

We have installed new road markings across the bridge as an interim layout, including a 1.6 metre mandatory cycle lane and 3 metre bus lane in each direction.

We're still committed to creating segregated cycle facilities across Westminster Bridge and are working closely with the Metropolitan Police Service on a permanent layout for the bridge."

Could I please request a schedule/programme for work to design and implement segregated cycle facilities on Westminster Bridge and any other documents that your authority holds concerning the progress of this work?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs K McYarnington

FOI, Transport for London

 

 

Dear Mrs McYarnington

 

TfL Ref: 0817-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
June 2018 asking for a schedule/programme for work to design and implement
segregated cycle facilities on Westminster Bridge and any other documents
TfL holds concerning the progress of this work?

 

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Dear Mrs McYarnington

 

TfL Ref: 0817-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
June 2018 asking for a schedule/programme for work to design and implement
segregated cycle facilities on Westminster Bridge and any other documents
TfL holds concerning the progress of this work.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

We do not have a schedule or programme for the implementation of
segregated cycle facilities yet.  Construction of a segregated cycle
provision across Westminster Bridge was about to start before the attack
in March last year. Since the attack, the Metropolitan Police have
installed temporary protection on the busiest Thames bridges in central
London. As a result of space constraints, we are unable to provide the
proposed segregated cycle lane across Westminster Bridge while there is
still temporary protection in place.  We are working closely with the
police, Mayor’s Office, central government and London Councils to develop
a permanent solution which provides protection while enabling walking and
cycling, and respecting the bridges’ history and national significance.

 

An initial study of the options for protective measures on Bridges will
commence later this year and the design and implementation of cycle
segregation on Westminster Bridge will be heavily dependent on the
duration and output of this work. 

 

If this is not the information you are looking for,  please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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