Security barriers on London bridges

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On 7 June 2017 a Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson informed cycle campaigners: "The Met has installed barriers to increase security on London's busiest bridges. We are working with them to ensure that these barriers affect cyclists as little as possible, while ensuring the security of all road users." Please explain how cyclists' concerns around crush risk and loss of cycle lane space associated with these barriers have now been addressed by TfL and the Metropolitan Police Service?


Answer for Security barriers on London bridges

Answer for Security barriers on London bridges

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The barriers that have now been put in place on many of London bridges are temporary measures that will help protect people from another attack, like those that led to tragic loss of life and injury at Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. 

Dr Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, has been leading work to ensure both the short and longer term solutions work as well as possible for all road users.

TfL is working closely with the Metropolitan Police and its engineers have been reviewing all current and proposed measures to see what improvements can be made. As part of this process, TfL members of staff have cycled through the measures with the London Cycling Campaign to understand the issues.