The funeral of Baroness Thatcher will take place on Wednesday 17th April. Tomorrow.
To facilitate the security operation for the funeral procession and service there will be road closures in place from early that morning. The route of the funeral procession from Trafalgar Square to St Paul’s Cathedral will be lined with barriers.
Large numbers may attend, and there is the potential that this may include some protest groups.
Road closures will be lifted as soon as is possible but this may not be until after 12noon so please pay attention to TfL information.
It is advisable that people travelling to and around London plan their journeys as their normal routes to work may not be accessible at certain times. Check with Transport for London for the latest travel advice.
Our city is the City of Westminster, and you can improve cycling in Pimlico by joining the Times Cities fit for cycling campaign and push the 5 points which are relevant to Pimlico:
Trucks in London should be required by law to fit sensors, audible truck-turning alarms, extra mirrors and safety bars to stop cyclists being thrown under the wheels.
Road junctions must be fitted with priority traffic lights for cyclists and Trixi mirrors that allow lorry drivers to see cyclists on their near-side.
Two per cent of the Highways Agency budget should be earmarked for next generation cycle routes, providing £100 million a year towards world-class cycling infrastructure. Each year cities should be graded on the quality of cycling provision.
The training of cyclists and drivers must improve and cycle safety should become a core part of the driving test.
20mph should become the default speed limit in residential areas where there are no cycle lanes.