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Early release signals don’t make cyclists safer

Rik Andrew, Chair London Cycling Campaign’s Junctions Review Group (2011-15), London, SE6
05 July 2019
 

You report that Transport for London is proposing to install more ‘early start’ traffic signals for cyclists as part of a £7.2m programme of road safety improvements at five junctions (‘TfL proposes safety revamp at junctions’ LTT 21 Jun).

‘Early start / release’ signals were universally derided when Transport for London first introduced them at Bow Roundabout in East London – and for good reason as another fatality followed. The green signal for...

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