A week ago, I wrote a post expressing my disappointment with Val Shawcross’s email explaining where she stood on the Blackfriars Bridge issue. Part of my concern was that it was not clear that she was committed to doing a site visit. On Friday, however, she did just that.
Another issue was that Ms Shawcross had not explicitly said that she was going to ask TfL not to reduce the cycle lane’s width. Since then, I’ve been in email contact with Val, and she has said that, “I went over at least 40 emails from cyclists marked up all the issues on the site plan and went over them with TfL. The removal the cycle lane by the station was one of them and the width of the lanes on the northwards side another.”
So that’s that cleared up, then. Well done, Ms Shawcross.