Seymour Place: remove the dangerous Cycle Hire Scheme Bay
Since last summer, a lot of money allocated for cycling has gone into creating, taking down and rebuilding three times over a cycle bay on Seymour Place, South of Marylebone. This bay represents a dangerous hazard for cyclists. Can LCC campaign to have it removed?
Seymour Place is a road marked as a cycle route south of Marylebone. However in the morning, it is very busy, not only with cyclists, but also with commuters and lorries entering the zone. Last summer, a cycle bay appeared at the start of the road, occupying about 40% of the width of the lane, forcing cyclists to drive in the middle of the lane and car drivers to readjust their trajectory. Sure enough, within two weeks of being installed, the two metal arches marking the bay had been driven into by vehicles. Indeed, the cycle bay only becomes visible after you cross Marylebone and it is literally in front of you. Instead of being removed, the bay has now been reinforced and the arches mounted on two deeply rooted raised islands, making it even more dangerous. Cyclists are going to be crushed into it.