London Bridge split into separate pedestrian sections to help social distancing

Josh Salisbury (28 May, 2020)

Pavements on the bridge are being split into one-way sections for pedestrians, so that they do not mingle as they walk

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London Bridge has been sectioned off into different lanes for pedestrians, to help with social distancing.

Work is ongoing on the crossing as part of the City of London’s maintenance of the bridge, which means cars are currently banned from the bridge.

This ban may carry over into the long term, after plans announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan earlier this month raised the possibility of permanently banning cars from both London and Waterloo Bridges.

Currently, pavements on the bridge are being split into one-way sections for pedestrians, so that they do not mingle as they walk.

Work on the opposite side of the bridge as part of the maintenance are due to begin next month, and will carry on until October.

TfL said earlier this month that cars could be banned from both London and Waterloo Bridges in future under ambitious plans to create “one of the largest car-free areas in any capital city in the world.”

Mayor Sadiq Khan also said that streets between London Bridge and Shoreditch could be limited to foot traffic and bikes only.

“I fully appreciate that this will be incredibly difficult for many Londoners. It will mean a fundamental re-imagining of how we live our lives in this city,” he said.

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