Do you think Narrow Street is wide enough for bicycles?
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 11:00pm 27 October 2010
- Posted in: News and blogs, Tower Hamlets
- Tagged with: narrow street, superhighways
- Boroughs: Tower Hamlets
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Some residents of Narrow Street in East London have attracted astonishment from cyclists after claiming that their street isn't wide enough for bicycles.
500 residents have signed a petition calling for Cycle Superhighway 3 to be redirected, potentially along five-lane A13 (Commercial Road), and threatening court action if their demands aren't met.
The action comes despite the fact that no road space was reallocated to cyclists on this section of Superhighway 3, with only blue paint and bicycle symbols painted on the road marking the cycle lane's route.
LCC's Charlie Lloyd said, "Apparently, this street is wide enough for lorries, vans and cars - and many parking spaces - but not for bicycles."
Contraflow should be redesigned
LCC fully supports the Cycle Superhighway route along Narrow Street as the best link between Docklands and the City.
Further along the route there are concerns about Horseferry Road (E14, pictured below), where the cycle contraflow lane should be moved away from the ‘wrong side’ of the one-way street.
The current layout creates confusion at junctions: cyclists, drivers and pedestrians have complained about the increased risk of collisions.
LCC is meeting with Transport for London and Tower Hamlets council soon to discuss resolving this problem.