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Cyclists put at risk by new Waterloo bus interchange?

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London's deputy mayor Jenny Jones is to meet Lambeth and Southwark cyclists to see for herself how the new traffic layout at Tenison Way affects cyclists during rush hour.

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TfL plan of the new interchange

The layout of the roundabout and its approaches have been changed to give buses access to new bays in front of Waterloo Station and local cycling groups strongly feel that riders have been left exposed to danger.

Green Party London Assembly member Jenny, a cyclist herself, will be joining cyclists
on Wednesday 31 March at 8.30am and negotiating the roundabout during rush hour traffic.

Jenny said "When we design roads and roundabouts, we have to design them for the safety of all road users, and that includes cyclists & pedestrians. More and more people are cycling ? we must make it easy and safe"

Clare Neely from Lambeth Cyclists says: "Cyclists from the Lambeth and Southwark groups of the London Cycling Campaign are very disappointed that the lessons of Vauxhall Cross have not been learnt by TfL in the works to install improved facilities for buses at Waterloo Roundabout. Throughout the project TfL have ignored comments made by us on the proposals, exactly as happened at Vauxhall Cross. The works are now on site and an already dangerous junction has become even more hazardous for cyclists.

"The Mayor's congestion charge has resulted in large numbers of Londoners getting out of their cars and switching to a healthy cycling alternative, this benefits all Lambeth and Southwark residents and we do not want any cyclists returning to their cars because cycling in London feels dangerous and unpleasant."

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