by Graham Neale on 19 April, 2011
Transport for London have just spent lots of our money demolishing a roundabout, and installing traffic lights.
Some people like it, some prefer the old scheme. I live there – I wonder if the designers have ever visited it.
They have totally failed to accommodate cyclists in any meaningful way. The left turn into the Walworth Road from The Elephant and Castle:
Where cyclists are most vulnerable, at the junction. There is no cycle lane – the lane starts about 5 yards along The Walworth Road.
The cyclist is forced to contest road space with motorised traffic – despite there being acres of pavement for a cycle-path.
The CCTV posts means providing cycle provision will be very expensive – even by TfL’s standards – but it could save lives!
Most casualties are from lorries turning left and crushing cyclists – this junction fails to address this problem at all.