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Thursday 15 March 2018 11.30am
Most days I travel northbound over Blackfriars Bridge on a bus. The anti-terror barriers are placed in the road so quite often buses cannot use the bus lane if there is a large lorry etc in the other lane.

I quite accept that the barriers were put up as a matter of urgency but there is perfectly good piece of pavement between the roadway and the cycle path where the barriers could be moved to.

Who should I contact about this? City Corporation, Southwark, TFL?

THanks
Thursday 15 March 2018 11.33am
A number of questions have been asked at Mayor's Question Time about this, and the answer is always that TfL, the Met, the City Corporation and the boroughs are still in discussions about how to incorporate the barriers into the street furniture as long-term measure.

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Thursday 15 March 2018 12.12pm
Thanks James. I won’t hold my breath
Zoe
Thursday 15 March 2018 10.00pm
It is frustrating when it wouldn’t take much to resolve the issue. I have seen thinner barriers elsewhere and permeable ones could be used to allow people to cross.

I find getting off the bus and walking over the bridge and catching the one in front is often quicker (though sometimes you can’t and then you have to be embarrassed and get back on the same bus)
Friday 16 March 2018 10.58am
Between the barriers etc and cycle lanes... Beam me up Scotty!!!!

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Saturday 18 May 2019 12.41pm
I don't see why the barriers can't be relocated up onto the kerb. This would restore the full width of the carriage way and still maintain the separation of traffic and pedestrians/ cyclists. Simple really. It's a lack of will, not know how.
Sunday 19 May 2019 1.31am
Crabdriver. Correct. And even more galling when TFL say they have to withdraw the 388 route because of traffic problems on Blackfriars bridge, of which they are the cause.
Monday 20 May 2019 6.12pm
Philipdiogenes wrote:
Crabdriver. Correct. And even more galling when TFL say they have to withdraw the 388 route because of traffic problems on Blackfriars bridge, of which they are the cause.

Also, the 45 route is starting and terminating at the Elephant soon.
Monday 20 May 2019 7.55pm
Eileen wrote:
Also, the 45 route is starting and terminating at the Elephant soon.
Blimey, that will be a short ride.
Tuesday 21 May 2019 11.21am
As there will be only one bus going over Blackfriars Bridge from June onwards, I have to wonder why we even need a bus lane.
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