Category Archives: Bow Roundabout

Nothing useful to say

Some comment on a detail from the recent inquest into the death of Venera Minakhmetova at Bow roundabout last November. Coroner Mary Hassell said she had “nothing useful” to say to Transport for London as the roundabout had since “been … Continue reading

Posted in Bow Roundabout, Infrastructure, London, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands | 17 Comments

Better cycling through design – how to really ‘Go Dutch’

On Friday evening Newsnight carried a very good report on the issues of cycling, and cycling safety, in London. It’s worth watching in full, if you haven’t seen it already – it’s a sensible, measured analysis of the issues, featuring … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycling policy, David Hembrow, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Omafiets, Promotion, Sustainable Safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 23 Comments

Resistance to change

Towards the end of the Ranty Highwayman’s excellent summary of a recent Institution of Civil Engineer’s lecture in London about cycling infrastructure, he makes an interesting observation, based on the two talks given by TfL staff during the evening – … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Car dependence, Go Dutch, Gyratories, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Space for Cycling, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 11 Comments

The language has changed – will the strategy match it?

Nearly two years ago I quoted the Mayor of London stating that In many places, the existing layout of roads and buildings means that there is simply not enough space to provide segregated cycle lanes without adversely impacting other users. … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Car dependence, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Cycling policy, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, Junction Review, LCC, London, Safety, Subjective safety, The Netherlands, Transport for London | 6 Comments

The Superhighway 2 extension

With an hour or so to kill before visiting friends in London over the weekend, I decided to take a quick look at Stratford High Street, and what the promising plans from Transport for London for a kerb-separated track, running … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Stratford High Street, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 8 Comments

Some London cycling statistics

While digesting over the Christmas period, I’ve also been rummaging around in the latest Travel in London Report [pdf] from Transport for London, published last week. There are some interesting trends emerging with regard to cycling. First of all, it’s worth taking … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycling renaissance, Go Dutch, Infrastructure, LCC, London, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 15 Comments

The tragedy of Stratford High Street

Having written last week about the flaws in the essentially useless Cycle Superhighway 2, today I’m going to take a look at the continuation of that route, Stratford High Street, in the London Borough of Newham. The original plan was … Continue reading

Posted in Absurd transport solutions, Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Infrastructure, London, Stratford High Street, Town planning, Transport for London | 6 Comments

Cycle Superhighway 2

Last week I visited the University of East London’s Stratford Campus to attend the launch of the Cycling Cultures report (pdf) (you can read the Cycling Embassy news story on the launch here). This gave me – and a few … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycling Embassy Of Great Britain, Infrastructure, London, Parking, Subjective safety, Transport for London | 22 Comments

The Vogue Gyratory, Brighton

As you are perhaps aware, I visited Bow roundabout recently (as did a couple of other bloggers) to see first hand how Transport for London’s new ‘Cycle Priority Lights’ are working. My conclusion – indeed the universal conclusion – seems … Continue reading

Posted in Bow Roundabout, Brighton, Infrastructure | 5 Comments

Bow Roundabout

Having some spare time in London yesterday, I went over to Bow to see how the new junction design on the roundabout is working. The Superhighway (CS2) on the approach to the roundabout is deeply unimpressive. Blocked intermittently with queuing … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bow Roundabout, Cycle Superhighways, LCC, London, The Netherlands | 54 Comments