BBC London features Kings Cross road safety campaign

Bbc kings crossResident Sophie Talbot braved the Kings Cross gyratory on her bike for a BBC London news piece today on London's deadly road junctions with some hair raising bike cam footage.  Tom Edwards the transport correspondent does a good job summing up the hazards at Kings Cross and Blackfriars with the customary BBC gravitas.  To pick up the campaign see our original post and subsequent work.

Almost unbeleivably a TfL official Garrett Emmerson, 'Chief Operating Officer of Streets' says to camera:

'for the nature of the type of work we are doing three years is a typical time'  

When you look at the tissue thin plans TfL has proposed it's almost inconceivable that these could have taken three years.  The clue to the most likely explanation is in the joint presentation of these plans with the Olympic Delivery Agency.  ie TfL has been given a kick up the backside by the Olympics who are keen to avoid pedestrian fatalities when large numbers descend on Kings Cross to get the Javelin to Stratford.  

So TfL sketched out the simplest, quickest, palliative method possible

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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4 Responses to BBC London features Kings Cross road safety campaign

  1. Sarah says:

    The comments from the TfL guy are practically insulting. Their plans could not possibly have taken 3 years to put together and who in the local community have they consulted??
    Also no mention of regret that their wretched junction has claimed the life of a young student.

    Bland newspeak spin worthy of the most inane politician.

  2. Diana Shelley says:

    Thanks to Sophie and William for getting such excellent coverage on BBC News yesterday. It’s a big contribution to the campaign for safety for cyclists and pedestrians at King’s Cross.

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