Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Do London's Conservatives support cycling?

Conservative London Assembly members staged a walk out minutes before a vote on Blackfriars Bridge safety. What were they thinking?

In May hundreds of cyclists took part in a flashmob on Blackfriars bridge to try and persuade Transport for London not to increase the speed limit to 30mph.

London's Conservatives declare war on pedestrians and cyclists says blogger Cyclists in the City. He was one of many as cyclists reacted furiously this afternoon to news of walkout by Conservatives which ended a debate on road safety measures in the capital.

Ten London Assembly members got up and walked out immediately prior to a debate on Jenny Jones' motion to make Blackfriars bridge a 20mph zone. The walkout rendered the meeting inquorate so the motion could not be discussed. Jack Thurston posted this audioboo of the, clearly somewhat bemusemed and slightly shocked, chair recording the names of the assembly members who had forced the closure of the meeting.

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