|Vauxhall Bridge southbound - heaven for cars?|
Vauxhall Bridge is interesting. It is one of only two zone 1 bridges that sit outside the congestion charge area. So you'd expect it to be full of motor traffic dodging around the outside of the congestion charge. And it is. It's a nasty place, full of motor vehicles at very high speeds. When I drive around this junction, it's hard not to get pushed along at up to 45 or 50mph on this gyratory.
The view above shows four lanes of cars, one lane of buses. And if you look very hard, a tiny bicycle lane. It's a horrible bicycle lane, exemplified in this excellent video showing the bridge as you head towards the junction (pictured above) by gaz545 below.
|Vauxhall Bridge - bicycles vs cars as percentage of traffic |
at rush hour (7-10am north, 5-8pm south)