London SE1 community website

Is anybody using the new Bike Super Highway?

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
Current: 11 of 24
Sunday 21 February 2016 10.29am
Paramount is just amusing himself trolling the forum with anti-cycling rants....
Monday 14 March 2016 5.54pm
I was thumbing through a book of old Punch cartoons when I came across this one. Check out the date, 1938. Nothing changes.

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2016/03/14/cyclist.jpg[/img]

James, thanks for the help with the link
Tuesday 15 March 2016 9.27am
I'm yet to see anyone use it. It's a monument to waste
Tuesday 15 March 2016 9.54am
Plenty use it on St George's road. Let's wait and see until works are completed and the nice weather cyclists emerge from their hibernation.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 10.04am
If cyclists are only go to use it in nice weather (if we ever get any!), perhaps other road traffic could use it when they don't want it?
Tuesday 15 March 2016 11.31am
suziq wrote:
If cyclists are only go to use it in nice weather (if we ever get any!), perhaps other road traffic could use it when they don't want it?

Official guidance used to be that faster cyclists should use the road, not the cycle lane. Above 18mph the road is safer. Or the cyclist could shun the lane cos they are turning right later. You have no idea, so your churlish resentment toward people who may very well have perfectly decent reasons to shun the lanes is depressing. "Get on the cycle lane" is what chavvy kids yell at cyclists from stupid souped-up Corsas.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 11.43am
Gosh, such needless aggression. Actually, I wasn't being churlish, nor am I resentful (of what exactly?), I was having a bit of fun. Is that no longer allowed?
Tuesday 15 March 2016 12.11pm
At Mile End the segregated bit ends suddenly just before a junction. It's crazy, using that lane feeds to slap bang into danger. So cyclists stay away from it and get abuse and deliberate close passes from drivers who think the lanes are mandatory. None is.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 12.14pm
This one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwj-v8G7AR0

It's just incredibly depressing that cyclists who sensibly avoid such a death trap get aggression and hostility from stupid drivers if they cycle on the road.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 12.30pm
Or this beauty near my house:



Seriously, would you FORCE children to ride their bikes there?
Current: 11 of 24

To post a message, please log in or register..
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Also on the forum
Views expressed in this discussion forum are those of the contributors and may not reflect the editorial policy of this website. Please read our terms and conditions