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Blackfriars Bridge 1.jpg
A river view of Blackfriars Bridge
Holburn Viaduct A201 View - Coppermine - 10589.jpg
Holburn Viaduct A201 View

The A201 is the Northern most Zone 2 number. Deep in the heart of London, it goes under Holburn Viaduct. The Nearby Holburn Viaduct Station was relaced in the early 1990's by City Thameslink (Originaly named St. Pauls Thameslink). The Viaduct itself carries the A40. It is one of the few viaducts in the city of London itself.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 05, 2007 by ABeaton
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22. St Georges Circus

The complex end to the contra flow bus lane at St Georges Circus - in the previous arrangement traffic could pass either side of this roundabout!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 11, 2005 by t1(M)
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A2 New Kent Road - 1990's

A picture I found in my house of the A2, taken I think sometime in the 90's.

Click here to see the same location in the present day. The signs have been replaced, and a

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 15, 2009 by MotorwayGuy
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A201 - View upon Holburn Viaduct

This is the view you get on Holburn viaduct. The busy A201. you typical view of city life really.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 05, 2007 by ABeaton
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Blackfriars Bridge Cycle Lane (before)

Taken from the central divider looking the other way. A bus can be seen leaving the stop and crossing the cycle lane. To the left of the photo can be seen the bagged-over bus lane sign, and the floral tributes to the cyclist killed here.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 14, 2005 by t1(M)
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Blackfriars Bridge Cycle Lane (before)

This is the start of the short-lived cycle lane over Blackfriars Bridge in London. Notice how the left hand lane, and the bus stop, can only be reached by crossing the cycle lane. The bus in the middle distance is actually in the cycle lane - the reason will be apparent from the next photo.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
Blackfriars Bridge Cycle Lane (before) from bus - Coppermine - 609.JPG
Blackfriars Bridge Cycle Lane (before) from bus

A view taken from a bus at the stop. Note that since none of the three bus routes using the bridge turn left, all buses leaving the stop have to cross the cycle lane to reach the straight-on lane. A bus lane starts at about the halfway point of the bridge). It was this manoeuvre that caused several accidents including a fatality.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
Blackfriars Cycle Lane (after) taken from bus - Coppermine - 607.JPG
Blackfriars Cycle Lane (after) taken from bus

Taken from a bus at the stop, after the changes. The bus lane has gone, and the cycle lane now starts half way across the bridge. It's still impossible to reach it without crossing left-turning traffic though.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
Blackfriars Cycle lane (after) - Coppermine - 606.JPG
Blackfriars Cycle lane (after)

Taken from the central reservation again. More floral tributes in evidence. Note how the cycle lane has been widened at the expense of the former bus lane

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 12, 2005 by t1(M)
"Ring of Steel" - Former A4208 St Bride Street - Coppermine - 540.JPG
'Ring of Steel' - Former A4208 St Bride Street

In Dec 03 the 'Ring of Steel' was extended to that part of the City of London west of Farringdon Street. This is St Bride Street, taken from the Farringdon Street end, looking north-west. Note that there are two sets of concrete barriers. The red plate on the signpost reads 'no left turn into St Bride Street from 20 Dec 2003, enquiries phone 020.........' The white plate reads 'except buses and cycles' It would be a strange bus that could negotiate that barrier - it is in fact a relic from an earlier scheme

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 10, 2005 by t1(M)
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Launched recently in London are these "countdown" signals which count off the last 12 seconds before the 'Red man' phase. These are the first, installed at the junction of Blackfriars Road and The Cut (A201/B300), outside Southwark tube station, and were photographed on the day they started operation, June 21st 2010. A serendipitous find, as I only learned of their existence from the Evening Standard I was reading on the bus on the way to .......Southwark station.
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Bricklayers Arms flyover (2)
The flyover takes eastbound traffic from the New Kent Road onto the New Kent Road (A2) without having to queue for the roundabout <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1766285'>TQ3379 : Bricklayers Arms roundabout (1)</a>. See also <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1766308'>TQ3278 : Bricklayers Arms flyover (1)</a>.
Corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut, SE1 - Geograph - 470886.jpg
Corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut, SE1
Showing Southwark Underground Station (this entrance is about 150 metres from the logo on the OS map). The railway bridge behind has no connection with the station here, it is an overground line out of Charing Cross.
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Blackfriars bridges
High tide on the Thames between the Blackfriars road (on the left) and rail bridges. Looking towards the north bank.
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Blackfriars Bridge, London
Blackfriars road bridge, as seen from a Thames pleasure boat. This view is from the east of the bridge.
Farringdon Road, London EC1M - Geograph - 1222664.jpg
Farringdon Road, London EC1M
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Ludgate Circus
Farringdon Street at Junction of Snow Hill - West Smithfield - Geograph - 601183.jpg
Farringdon Street at Junction of Snow Hill - West Smithfield
Looking north towards the junction of Charterhouse Street. The driver of the white van is doing the typical London style right turn -- as the traffic from the right on the main road slows down, push halfway out and wait for someone to let you complete your turn. Most drivers here anticipate it and they usually cooperate, but you could have a problem if they don't...
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Holborn Viaduct Crossing Farringdon Street
Holborn Viaduct carries road traffic between St Pauls and Holborn Circus, running East/West. Farringdon Street runs North/South carrying road traffic between Blackfriars and the Kings Cross / Islington area. It was completed in 1869. Here is a Wikipedia link <a title='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holborn_Viaduct' rel='nofollow' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holborn_Viaduct'>Link</a><img style='padding-left:2px;' alt='External link' title='External link - shift click to open in new window' src='http://s0.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png' width='10' height='10'/>
City of London- Holborn Viaduct - Geograph - 865193.jpg
City of London- Holborn Viaduct
The 46 bus travels northward along Farringdon Road, under Holborn Viaduct.
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Farringdon Street boundary
The City of London griffin marking the boundary where it meets the London Borough of Camden at the junction of Farringdon Street, Farringdon Road and Charterhouse Street, EC1.
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Holborn Viaduct Mural

Not a map, but a mural in the NW staircase linking the lower and upper levels of Holborn Viaduct, and depicts itrs construction in the early 19th Century. The view is looking west, towards Holborn Circus.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 11, 2005 by t1(M)
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86 Kings Cross crossroads

The Longest lane is on the right. We enter Pentonville Road - the A501 continues straight ahead up the hill towards the Angel, but what do the markings in our lane say?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by t1(M)
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87 Pentonville Road, outside the Thameslink station

The Longest lane is on the right. The left two lanes continue as the A501 Pentonville Road, but ours turns right (across the contra flow bus lane) to become the start of the A201 - very out-of zone at this point

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by t1(M)
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88 Kings Cross Road.

The A201, although a long way out of zone! Having turned the corner, the lane splits into three. The right one loops back to Kings Cross. The left one will shortly be a bus lane. Take the middle one!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by t1(M)
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89 Farringdon Street

Just after Mount Pleasant Sorting Office, descending the valley of the Fleet towards Holborn. Only one lane here, plus an intermitent bus lane.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by t1(M)
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90. Holborn Viaduct

seen from the north - only one lane each way here

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 09, 2005 by t1(M)
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91. Farringdon Street

seen from Holborn Viaduct, looking towards Ludgate Circus and Blackfriars

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 09, 2005 by t1(M)
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92. Farringdon Street

The Longest lane is the nearest one. looking back at Holborn Viaduct. After the viaduct the lane divides again.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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93. Farringdon Street

The Longest lane is in the middle. taken from the same position as the previous shot, looking the other way, towards Ludgate Circus. Where the bus lane ends the main lane splits into three. We use the middle lane as the right one is right turn only

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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94. New Bridge Street

looking south from Ludgate Circus towards Blackfriars. No lane markings here

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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95. Blackfriars Station

The Longest lane is in the middle right (Lane 3). Two lanes split to four here. The outer two split off to left and right. The longest lane is where the dark coloured taxi is.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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96. Blackfriars Station

The Longest lane is in the middle. Three lanes head towards the bridge, but the right hand one peels off to go down to the Embankment (where the bus is), whilst the left one becomes a bus lane.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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97. Blackfriars Bridge

Crossing the Thames for a second time - the first was on the M4, and was also from north bank to south bank! Unless we are doing this in a bus, we must use the right hand lane

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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98. Blackfriars Bridge South side

The Longest lane is the middle right (lane 3). The bus lane disappears, then two lanes go into four at the crossing ahead. The Longest Lane is the middle right. Beyond the crossing the lane markings disappear again. The end is in sight!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
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99. St Georges Circus

A Give Way line, and the Obelisk: The end of the road!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 15, 2005 by t1(M)
End of Ludgate Hill, beginning of Fleet St - Geograph - 3776887.jpg
End of Ludgate Hill, beginning of Fleet St
Cycle superhighway, Blackfriars Bridge - Geograph - 5139646.jpg
Cycle superhighway, Blackfriars Bridge The north-south route has taken over the width of one vehicle lane on Blackfriars Bridge, which now sees more bicycles than motor vehicles in the morning rush hour. http://road.cc/content/news/191381-1200-cyclists-hour-using-new-cycle-superhighway
South London Press building and Elephant and Castle tube station - Geograph - 604596.jpg
South London Press building and Elephant & Castle tube station Photographed in 1981

 

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