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Friday, January 25, 2013

Cycle corridors will give riders safe haven from other traffic [The Times]


  • To improve safety, cycle lanes are now being designed to run behind bus stopsTransport For London
Cycle lanes segregated from motor traffic are being planned and built around the country as Britain seeks to extend the Olympics-inspired cycling boom.
Proposed schemes in London, Brighton and Southampton have been welcomed as a sign that councils are beginning to appreciate the economic and health benefits of encouraging cycling.
In the capital, the Cycle Superhighway that runs from Aldgate to Bow will be extended to Stratford under Transport for London plans that are currently open to consultation. Of the 3km of new cycle lanes to be built, 2.4km will be segregated from traffic by a kerb while ten junctions will be upgraded in line with demands made in the TimesCities Fit for Cycling campaign.

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