James Hatts wrote:I When is Hoxton Hotel due open? Looks huge how many bedrooms?However, the section of Meymott Street east of the Colombo Street junction (towards Blackfriars Road) does not allow eastbound cycling, so Paramount is correct on that score.
Worth noting, though, that the intended eastbound route for cyclists (via Colombo Street) is currently closed due to construction works on the new Hoxton hotel, so the temptation to use Meymott Street is greater than usual.
Zoe wrote:if we are doing pet peeves, can I add in about cars cutting across the bike lane to take a short cut from Blackfriars Road onto The Cut (which is no shorter if you time it). I have had to slam my brakes on so many times as cars cut across, it's like the bikes are absolutely invisible. I then find cars and lorries parking and blocking Meymott Street outside the hotel (this has happened for years).
Further down Hatfields and on to Upper Ground, so many people illegally park that the counter flow bike lane becomes really dangerous. Sometimes a lorry parks on one side, then a taxi will pull up on the other and the road is totally blocked. I am mystified how they get away with it! I'll then find a lorry parked in the bike lane as it goes up hill to Blackfriars Road. It feels like an obstacle course on a morning.
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