City of London embraces LCC's 'permeability' principle
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 26 January 2009
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The City of London is implementing improvements to many central London streets, making journeys for cyclists shorter, safer and more convenient.
Moor Place is now two-way for cyclists, while bikes are also to be allowed to turn right from Beech Street into Golden Lane and from Golden Lane into Beech Street through the gap in the central reservation.
Further improvements include seven more roads that are currently one-way to all traffic becoming two-way for cyclists before the summer starts. These are:
- Fann St
- West Smithfield (two-way around the circuit)
- Cloth Fair (linking with West Smithfield gives a total bypass of Smithfield market)
- Throgmorton St
- Salisbury Court
- Creechurch Lane
- Finsbury Circus (the western link to Moorgate)
LCC campaigns manager Tom Bogdanowicz said, "Making these streets two-way for cycling is very welcome. It opens up key cycle routes and enables cyclists to avoid busy main roads."
"We look forward to the City Corporation and London boroughs making more streets fully accessible to cycle users."
There are also plans to improve signage on the main cycle routes through the City of London.