Greenwich cycle lane now due to complete on 18 Dec
A cycle lane through east Greenwich which has seen work slow to a crawl is now expected to finish on 18 December according to local MP Matt Pennycook.
The “emergency” project will complete almost nine months after lockdown was introduced on 23 March and people told not to use public transport.
The failure to complete work – blamed on delays in sourcing materials – has caused frustration from many, and created conflict between drivers and cyclists.
I do hate it when people always bang on about the grass being greener abroad (see Berlin’s infamous airport delay that will smash notions of efficiency), but with this project authorities havnt showered themselves in glory. Numerous world cities implemented emergency measures in days.
In SE London we had plastic barriers causing more problems than they solved in certain areas – and amazingly still in place – at vast cost relative to work carried out.
The 18 Dec deadline is only from Park Row to Angerstein roundabout. The next section will follow, and then segregation stops where the new bus lane has been installed in Charlton.