Thursday 7 July 2011

'Two days of carnage' in Hammersmith & Fulham

I won't stop cycling there but I do think London needs to aspire to the more cycle-friendly European cities.

I took a look at Hammersmith & Fulham’s Borough Cycling Stategy document. It looks to be quite a few years out of date. It says that locally

It is often difficult to find space for segregated cycle tracks.

Yeah, right. The Hammersmith gyratory, the Shepherd’s Bush gyratory… by the time you’ve accommodated three or four lanes of motor vehicles there just isn’t the space, is there?

Sadly, forces outside the control of the council are going to cause a shocking situation in August.

In the words of Cllr Nick Botterill, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment

traffic is likely to grind to a halt just so that a few cyclists can ride their bikes through Fulham.