No it is not correct. It is disappointing that David criticises us without thoroughly checking the facts nor correcting errors when they've been pointed out to him.
We are clear in the web article that David refers to that we think the TfL plan is a very poor implementation of a two-stage right turn. By providing an extra loop and crossing pedestrian paths the TfL design will be ignored by most cyclists. Well-designed two-stage right turns are approved of by both Dutch and Danish authorities and are common in Denmark.
While many LCC activists have been on David's infrastructure tour, the staff team have not. However, we have made several working visits to the Netherlands, choosing instead to meet the people who wrote their design guidelines (CROW), and take part in tours led by experts from the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Dutch Cyclists Union. Our tours have deliberately concentrated on urban areas with high population density in order to understand what measures are best applicable to a city like London.
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11:32pm 2 October 2013.