If I have to use the junction, I tend to use the flyover.
Fortunately I'm in reasonable shape and my bike has gears so low it could probably clime a vertical wall without too much trouble. Having said that I still find it a bit of a struggle to get to the top at any speed if I'm carrying shopping, etc.
Sometimes, the traffic is a bit too fast and aggressive, so I don't go over the flyover. Going round the roundabout I don't use the blue lanes as they position cyclists in the worst places to be safe.
Until the junction is remodelled I think TfL should block the current facility to cyclists as its not safe. Cyclist would be better off joining the main traffic flow.
Whatever new facility is installed, I think TfL needs to make sure that it can be traversed as quickly by cyclists as they would if they were in the main traffic flow, otherwise it won't be used.
On the proposed new design from TfL, does it have to be 'radical'? Couldn't we have something tried and tested by our European neighbours, such as a signalised turbo roundabout?
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4:22pm 21 January 2012.