The Construction Phase and Existing Routes

LCC is concerned about the amount of construction traffic that may be generated by work on the Olympics site, its effect on conditions for cyclists on the road network in London, and the possible loss of existing routes and cycle facilities before and during the Olympics, especially in areas such as the Lee Valley. The extensive use of HGVs raises issues of road danger reduction, and rail and water transport alternatives should be considered and actively developed wherever possible.

Greenway and Lea Valley cycle routes

Following lobbying by LCC and others the London Development Agency says the Greenway and Lea Valley cycle routes will not be closed.

Eastway Cycle Circuit

Following objections from Eastway Cycle Users Group, led by LCC members, the LDA has decided to move the Eastway Cycle Circuit, currently on the Olympic site, to Hog Hill instead of the more distant Ramney Marsh.

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I currently use the unclosed/diverted Greenway for commuting as the quietest route from Stratford High Street to Wick Lane crossing the A12 bridge into Old Ford Road. The View Tube website ( http://www.theviewtube.co.uk/ ) seems to indicate that the Greenway will be closed from May until November 2012 !!!! Does anybody have any more information on this ? There does not seem to be a good alternative other than using very major Dual Carriageways and junctions of the A12/A11 !

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