Donnachadh McCarthy wrote:People may be interested to know that despite having one of London's highest cycle accident rates and highest levels of child obesity, Southwark Council has decided two weeks ago to OPPOSE ALL new cycle paths, except in exceptional circumstances.
It has also decided to REMOVE all existing cycle paths,as it introduces 20mph zones, when relaying surfacing.
The official Southwark Council line is they want to mix children, pensioners, vulnerable and adult cyclists with Articulated Trucks, cars, double-decker buses etc in order to slow the traffic down!!!!!!!!!!
(The official speak refers to "more interactions between cyclists and cars".)
pros wrote:@edward, this article has the actual quote from the response donnachadh received to his original comments on the transport plan
human shield, the sequel, has a bit more info http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1492:no-cycling-network-for-southwark&Itemid=2
finally, we've compiled four original comments & council's responses to them, which you can download from council's transport plan ready for approval article http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1483:council-transport-plan-final&Itemid=2
hope that helps a bit - southwark news have been writing about this too x
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