1760:
First Blackfriars Bridge built

1869:
Replacement bridge built, and in 1907-10, widened.

1967:
Blackfriars Underpass built – bringing complex juction at the bridge’s north end

1999:
Narrow cycle lanes introduced onto bridge as part of London Cycle Network

6 Feb 2003:
Grandfather Kim Thi dies after being struck by a motorbike on Blackfriars Bridge.

May 2004:
Vicki McCreery was crushed by a bus, becoming the second cyclist in 15 months to die on Blackfriars Bridge

March 23 2011:
An outcry from cyclists forces TfL to reopen a consultation on removing a cycle lane from outside the station entrance to create a third lane for traffic and extra pavement space.

July 13 2011:
Boris tells London Assembly at Mayor’s Question Time he has been advised that 20mph limit on Blackfriars Bridge would not be the way forward. Here are his briefing notes.

July 20 2011:
The London Assembly calls unanimously for a review of the Blackfriars speed limit (webcast)

July 29 2011:
A flashride takes place as TfL starts work to put in the third motor vehicle lane

August 8 2011:
Conservative Andrew Boff, Boris’s ‘cycling ambassador’, gives his views on the situation to The Bike Show

October 10 2011:
London Cycling Campaign shows off image of a People Friendly Blackfriars design

October 12 2011:
2,000 cyclists turn out for third Blackfriars flashride.

October 13 2011:
Network Rail, which is co-funding the project, says it supports the TfL layout for Blackfriars over the proposal by the London Cycling Campaign.

December 2011:
Blackfriars Station due to re-open following Thameslink work.

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