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Route 360 bus collides with cyclist on Vauxhall Bridge

At around 08:10 this morning (Wednesday 13 November) a route 360 single deck bus, operated by Go Ahead, was involved in a collision with a cyclist on Vauxhall Bridge, SW1.

Our priority is of course the wellbeing of the cyclist and we are aware that the ambulance service attended the scene.

As is normal in an incident of this nature, there will be a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances.

– Mike Weston, TfL's Director of Buses


Major plans for Vauxhall, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Old Street

Boris Johnson at a press photocall this morning Credit: ITN

The Mayor's Roads Task Force report aims to ensure the capital can cope with major population growth, support jobs and thousands of new homes in the coming years.

The ambitious £30 billion road improvement plan for London was produced by a task force set up by Mayor Boris Johnson.

The 20-year vision includes improvement to the North and South Circular roads, new "flyunders" and major schemes at Vauxhall, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Old Street.

There are also plans for improved bus services, more 20 mph zones, and proposals to improve cycling and walking.

Rich and colourful designs to transform Vauxhall

One of the competition entries Credit: The Communications Group

The 100 designs from 21 countries submitted to a competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects will be displayed around Vauxhall's riverside, railway arches and small parks.

Architects and Landscape Designers inputted designs for the 'Public Realm' Credit: The Communications Group

Entrants were encouraged to take inspiration from New York's High Line - an historic elevated railway that was turned into a leafy urban park - to make green links along the river and through the parallel viaduct.

Entrants were encouraged to take inspiration from New York's High Line; a defunct elevated railway that was turned into a leafy urban park Credit: The Communications Group

Chris Law, from the Vauxhall Vauxhall One Business Improvement District said:

"There is a lively variation of ideas and many reoccurring themes. Our aim is to help create a great public realm for Vauxhall."

On April 15, a shortlist of three, plus a student winner, will be chosen. The shortlisted four will be asked to submit more detailed proposals.

Vauxhall re-opens: latest reaction


Vauxhall station closed: latest tweets

Reports that Vauxhall bus station also affected, and Parry Street closed from A203 South Lambeth Road to Wandsworth Road.

Helicopter crash survivor: 'I'm lucky to be alive'

A survivor from last week's helicopter crash in Vauxhall - in which two people died - has today spoken of the moment the craft fell from the sky and exploded right in front of him.

In his first TV interview, Steve Samuels from Richmond speaks about being hit by flaming debris. He spoke to our reporter Ronke Phillips in hospital, see the rest of his interview on our programme at 5:45pm

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