Just months after giving the green light to $4.6 million in renovations for the Blackfriars Bridge, London city councillors are eyeing the possibility of hitting the brakes on allowing vehicular traffic to use the span long-term.
In February, City Council voted in favour of allowing pedestrians, cyclists and eastbound vehicular traffic on the bridge in order to ease congestion caused by the upcoming widening of Wharncliffe Road and the installation of rapid transit infrastructure along Oxford Street.
During Monday’s meeting of the Civic Works Committee, Councillor Tanya Park tabled a motion asking staff to reassess the need for vehicles on the bridge after those major projects come to an end. The motion comes in the wake of come community concerns about the impact vehicular traffic will have on the Blackfriars neighbourhood.
The motion received the committee’s support and will now go on to be considered by City Council next Tuesday, May 3rd.