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.