Saturday 4 June 2016 12.15pm
bohrsatom does not understand that the problem in TfL's proposal that pedestrians would have to cross a 1.5 m wide bike lane to enter St Thomas's and the Evelina Hospitals. If he tried doing this blindfold, or on newly acquired crutches or rushing a sick child in while holding on to another child, or .... including on wet winter mornings or evenings, he might get it.
Of course it is appalling now to walk from Waterloo Station
or the bus stop opposite County Hall
to the Hospitals but two wrongs don't make a right. TfL needs a planner who knows there are pedestrians in London.
It would certainly be great if ALL cyclists stopped for red lights. I was using the toucan crossing bohrstom refers to when a cyclist crashed into us, knocking over an elderly man who had just been discharged from St T's. Fortunately several people from crossing then intervened to stop the son, escorting his father home from hospital, attacking the cyclist. In the same week a cyclist collided with those using a pedestrian crossing on Waterloo Rd. This time it was the cyclist on the floor. Only 3 of us stopped to look after the cyclist. Others too angry with cyclists to do so. All cyclists need to respect the rules of the road, but poor planning, like that proposed for around St T's endangers everyone and sets cycling and walking against one another even though many people do both.