The Construction Phase and Existing Routes
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 8 November 2006
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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.