The Iron-On Cycle Superhighway

By M@ Last edited 167 months ago

Last Updated 29 June 2010

The Iron-On Cycle Superhighway

Spotted last night along Southwark Street. Two chaps constructing one of London's new Cycle Superhighways (sorry, Barclays Cycle Superhighways). Specifically, route CS7 (PDF), due to connect Merton to the City with a continuous blue line from this summer. What we hadn't realised was how these things are laid. Wherever the azure lane needs a special marking, these fellows take out a flat-pack kit and 'iron on' the symbol like a transfer. Who knew? And how come London's inventive street artists haven't cottoned on to this technique yet? All images by Jamesup.