Inadequate re-design of Mile End Junction back pedals to the drawing board


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Cycle Superhighway Stratford

Proposals for the Cycle Superhighway extension to Stratford

As part of Boris Johnson’s new vision for cycling (PDF download) the inadequate re-design of Mile End Junction has been sent back to the drawing board.

There will be new plans, and very probably, a new consultation, so we now have a chance to get this dangerous junction properly re-designed for the needs of local residents. There’s also plans to upgrade the existing section of CS2 (the blue paint on Mile End Road) to a proper segregated cycleway. See image right

In his new vision Boris promises:

  • A London wide network of superhighways, quietways and local connections (“essentially the London Cycle Network done properly” in the words of his Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan) and described as a ‘Tube network for the bike’
  • Cycle Superhighways re-designed with more segregation, or rerouted, to be ‘close to’ international standards.
  • East West corridor of segregated routes connecting White City to Barking using lanes from the Westway and along Victoria Embankment.
  • Better neighbourhoods for everyone by providing ‘filtered permeability’ across the boroughs.
  • New design standards for transport and cycle planners to support the Mayor’s Vision.
  • 20mph zones on some of the major TfL roads.
  • Super Cycle Hubs for access to one main line rail station and at suburban centres..
  • £100 million for cycling in London’s outer boroughs.
  • Borough cycling funding to be conditional on ensuring best safety standards for borough HGVs.
  • Major developments to be monitored for pro-bike content and Olympic Park cycling provision to be improved.
  • Bikes to be allowed on off-peak DLR trains – on a trial basis.
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