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London’s cycle routes aren’t suitable for a big surge in use

Rik Andrew London SE6
01 June 2020
 

The emerging London Streetscape programme for temporary active travel measures (‘Temporary footpaths and cycle lanes to ease Covid-19 pressures’ LTT 15 May) seems to assume that existing cycle routes are fit for purpose a) for new commuter cyclists unaccustomed to peak traffic, and b) for a huge increase in cycling (now supposed to become the principal replacement mode for many thousands of Tube passengers). But they manifestly are not.

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