Long branches hanging down onto CS3
Reported via mobile in the Low hanging branches category anonymously at 19:02, Sun 12 December 2021
Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3175479.
Branches are hanging over the cycle track and aren’t easy to see at night. Issue has been there for several weeks now
Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. The low hanging branches have been investigated and we have now referred it to our contractors. Any necessary action will be taken in the next 28 days. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by TfL at 20:20, Mon 13 December 2021
Please can I ask someone to urgently look into the hazard on the Eastbound cycle lane of the Blackfriars Upas as you pass under Blackfriars Bridge?
There are thick woody vines/branches haging down from the garden above which hit you in the face when you ride through. During daylight hours you can see them but still have to swerve out of the way which is dangerous enough but at this time of year when it's dark, even with good bike lights they are almost impossible to see until it's too late.
Yesterday one hit me in the face and split my lip. They are extremely dangerous.
They are growing all year round and in the summertime I seen them with thorns. Normally they get cut back but always grow back very quickly. This is the first time I've seen them so mature during the winter season so I'm wondering if something more permanent can be done to end the recurring problem?
Thank you for your help
Posted anonymously at 16:21, Thu 16 December 2021
This needs looking into much more urgently than in 28 days as it’s a serious safety hazard with cyclists approaching them at high speed down the slope under Blackfriars bridge.
Yesterday I was whipped across the face by one and I suspect if I wasn’t wearing glasses it would have hit me in the eye at 20+ mph. As mentioned before this was with bike lights and it was impossible to see them.
Posted anonymously at 20:06, Thu 16 December 2021
The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by TfL at 05:32, Tuesday 11 January 2022
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.