CS3 route through park at corner of Butcher Row-Limehouse link
Grateful for clarification from more experienced cyclists as I've only been cycling for six months from Dagenham to London Bridge but seem to cause irritation to cyclists in the above area. The rest of my journey is fine but I am clearly upsetting some cyclists and would obviously like to stop doing so.
As you cut through the park there are two lanes - one lane for cyclists going both ways who share a lane as per the CS3 symbols that indicate this, and there is one lane for pedestrians. Tonight I was shouted out and told to get in the other lane (the pedestrian lane) though this is not my understanding of how the lanes work at this point. Can anyone clarify as I'm a bit fed up of getting shouted at. I think it is highly dangerous at this time of year when the mornings/evenings are dark to cycle in the pedestrian lane and I have seen a few close misses in the last couple of months to confirm this. However, I appreciate that one fairly narrow lane for bikes going in opposite directionss is also dangerous.
On a more positive note, I want to say to the cyclists on the stretch from from Dagenham to Canning Town, that I am amazed at how many folk say good morning or nod their heads in acknowlegement. Since the Olympics, which inspired me to get on my bike after a lapse of many years, my journey to work has changed completely and I'm now only the tube one day a week.