It’s two days since a long-delayed project to provide a protected cycleway from Greenwich to Woolwich was announced involving various figures from Greenwich Council and TfL lining up for photos.
One little problem – the announcement was very vague on any action to protect cyclists using existing lanes from Charlton to Woolwich. It was mostly centred around Greenwich.
Today shows why it is badly needed throughout the entire route originally announced as vehicles are again parking on the lane in the exact same spot it is seen day after day after day.
Protecting this lane is a simple job and yet there is no confirmation of any action except a 24/7 bus lane/cycle lane – which hints at buses sharing a lane with cyclists. Not great for either and it needn’t be like that – at least in places where space already exists for a dedicated and protected cycle lane.
To protect takes no space away from buses or other vehicles. It’s just a case of installing some of these:
Low cost, easy, effective and the authority has never attempted to install them – and even now has not confirmed they will do so. The daily car parking continues.
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