Tuesday 18 October 2011 10.39pm
I came up behind this lorry and it was really big and I think it was going right illegally down Duke Hill, not to the station, from where it was positioned.
Tthe problem is that the road next to the Shard is closed, and the diversion is down BHS to Long Lane
, which takes forever (I've done it by car several times and it's annoying), so people seem to be using the right turn illegally. The almost constant road works on BHS are not helping, and the narrow bit at the top is making the London Bridge junction particularly dangerous.
I think it's disgraceful that TFL appears to take no account of such things and just lets these road closures run and run.
I've been finding going up BHS really unpleasant for the last few weeks by bike, as the closed road and the narrowing of the road is making the car drivers crazy and dangerous.
A bike police officer also told me not to wait directly in front of a lorry at an advanced stop box as they can't see you, which I think this shows.
Glad to hear she was OK, and I hope this doesn't cause long term stress for her (as I think it would me, just seeing the after effects of the accident made me feel all tense and jumpy).