Hughes welcomes progress on road safety for cyclists

Commenting on the Mayor’s announcement that 33 of London’s biggest road junctions will be redesigned to make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians, Simon Hughes, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said:

‘After months of campaigning from Southwark Liberal Democrats, I am glad to see that the Mayor has decided to act on improving the safety of our roads for cyclists.

I welcome the new investment that has been announced as part of the Better Junctions programme; this will benefit five junctions across Southwark and Bermondsey, including junctions in Blackfriars, Tooley Street, Elephant & Castle, Rotherhithe Tunnel and Surrey Quays.

I will now continue to work hard with local authorities and the Mayor to do everything I can to make our roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians, and to implement Southwark Liberal Democrats’ vision for cycling in our community.'