Archway gyratory "too dangerous" for cycle superhighway
By LiseS | Friday, March 19, 2010, 22:42
TRANSPORT for London has claimed that it is too difficult to
create a safe route for cyclists across the Archway gyratory and is planning to reroute its new "cycle
superhighway" away from the A1. The superhighway could now be routed along Hornsey Road rather than
"The whole point of cycle
superhighways was to make London's main roads safer for cyclists, " said Greg Foxsmith, Islington Council's executive member for transport and the environment. "It
was supposed to be an opportunity to improve the most dangerous parts
of the road network."
"As a cyclist who passes through Archway every day, TfL
has now realised what we have always known: that the gyratory at
Archway is a hazard for cyclists," he added.
A TfL spokesperon said the the cycle superhighway was still in its planning stages and could still go through Archway. "More details about the measures TfL will take to
improve safety for cyclists at this location will become available as
the proposals are firmed up," said TfL.
Cycle Superhighways are designed to be safe, fast, direct routes into central London from outer London. The first two will be opened this summer.