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By M@ Last edited 54 months ago
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Proposed new segregated cycle track along Blackfriars Road. See below.



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Last Updated 06 November 2013


Aesthetically, the Blackfriars Road redesign is pretty classy. But functionally it's rather lacking.

As usual, a great deal of attention has been paid to the junctions for motor vehicles, but not so much for cycles. How are cyclists supposed to get to the side-roads on the other side of the main traffic lanes without weaving across them?

Whether they're segregated or integrated, I can't see any benefit to putting a bi-directional cycle track on one side of the road, as opposed to single lanes on each side. It just makes junctions far more complicated and less practical.