Tory walk out undermines Green proposal for Blackfriars Bridge

9 June 2011

Jenny Jones AM, Green Party candidate for London Mayor 2012, has responded after Conservative Assembly Members walked out on her motion calling for the retention of the 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge.

The temporary limit was put in place due to road works, but Jenny's motion would have sent a strong message to Mayor Boris Johnson that the bridge had to be made safer for cyclists and pedestrians. It was supported by the London Cycling Campaign.

Jenny Jones said:

"It is striking that, keen as our mayor is on cycling, his party would react in such a childish way to this motion. The Tories have shown a complete disregard for the safety of London's cyclists and pedestrians. The delay in discussing this motion could be fatal if it leaves Blackfriars Bridge unsafe."

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