Westfield Stratford shopping centre still in line for worst bike lanes in London prize

Westfield Stratford came in for a lot of stick for the sheer awfulness of its bike lanes earlier this year, and it doesn't look like its latest solution will enhance its reputation.

Rather than embracing the principles of Go Dutch (equality, continuity, quality for bike facilities), the shopping centre had other ideas for the bike lanes adjoining its car park access roads.

Cyclists were expected to avoid the massive supports of several road signs, electrical junction boxes, and presumably each other too.

We're not convinced recent changes (above right) will have high-spending cycle shoppers flocking to this particular shopping centre.

Some wags have been wondering if they'll be installing traffic lights to handle any contraflow conflicts.

**SIGH**