Thursday, 7 April 2011
TfL designs a new Cycle Superhighway at Vauxhall Bridge. Nothing's changed. It's still a motorway. And cycling is still treated with derision.
Notice much difference?
The tiny strip of advisory cycle lane is now blue. And it's a mandatory lane, ie motor vehicles may not enter.
But unless my eyes are deceiving me, it's the same lane.
It's just as perilously narrow as it is at the moment. There are still four lanes of motor traffic heading into the gyratory with you and you're still going to get swiped by fast-moving motor vehicles when you cycle on into the junction.
Unless it's me being horribly negative, all I can see here is a mandatory cycle lane that is too narrow and that leads you into multiple conflict zones with fast-moving motor traffic as you leave the bridge and try to navigate the gyratory.
Thanks for the support, TfL. If this is all you're capable of, you might as well hardly bother.
I'll be reviewing the plans chunk by chunk over the coming days. If you think this bit of the Superhighway is bad, just look at the sheer scandal of what TfL is proposing on the north side of the Bridge.
If you think these plans are rubbish, then send your thoughts and comments to
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