Stratford Westfield shows new developments encourage short trips by car not bike

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners this week had a bit of a chuckle at the obstructions in the cycle lanes outside the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, which were given plenty of publicity on the Londonist blog.

However, as Waltham Forest LCC coordinator, Gerhard Weiss, discovered, putting massive signs in the middle of bike lanes is hardly the only barrier to cycling in this newly redeveloped location.