Wednesday 12 April 2006 8.43pm
The woman who was killed on Blackfriars Bridge
(last year?) was using the Cycle Lane which runs between two lines of diverging traffic. At the time it was said that this type of Cycle Lane was recognised to be dangerous and that it would be removed - it's still there and I rarely see anyone using it, most cyclists stick to the road edge and enter traffic flow at the last minute to go North.
Cycle Lanes are somewhat bizarre in their execution - there's one running West on Southwark Street
, near the Kircaldy Testing Works (??) which is as wide as a car and isn't green. Meanwhile down in Kennington at the corner of Cleaver Street and Kennington Road
there's a Cycle Lane which appears on the pavement for no apparent reason and is barely longer than the length of a bike!