Thursday 24 June 2010 12.22pm
Good photos, they really show the problem.
Further south they had to put in a dividing kerb to stop the buses from parking on it when they turn round at E&C which happened all the time before. Does anyone know whether there were any conditions put on the shop about loading/unloading times? The double yellows seem to say none is permitted at any time but that seems to be ignored.
The excellent bikeshow website lists June's Mayoral questions courtesy of Jenny Jones http://thebikeshow.net/cycling-questions-june/
Spefically this says "Barclays Cycle Superhighways are not due to launch until 19 July and construction is continuing until this time. " so perhaps no enforcement even though this was a proper cycle lane before the blue tarmac?
A few specific extracts from the Mayor's answers here, though nothing on enforcement:
"The development of the Barclays Cycle Superhighways is not a matter of replacing green tarmac with blue tarmac. The pilot routes will deliver 24 miles of new and upgraded cycle lanes, with advanced stop lines at every junction, over 5,000 new cycle parking spaces and 26,000 hours of commuter cycle training."
"More space will be created for cyclists on the roads. The new blue surfacing and bespoke logos will help raise the profile of cyclists with other road users as well as provide a clear “end to end” route, distinguishable from the green London Cycle Network. Only by addressing all the barriers to cycling will we enable more Londoners to cycle to work, bringing about a Cycle Revolution across the capital. "
"When the routes open numerous safety measures will be in place such as advanced stop lines at traffic signals, changes to junction layouts to reduce potential conflict points, and 24 miles of new and upgraded cycle lanes. Working with the boroughs and local businesses, TfL will provide a range of services to support the Barclays Cycle Superhighways - including 26,000 hours of Commuter Cycle Training, which gives new cyclists the skills and confidence they need to navigate London's roads safely."