Thursday, 24 April 2008

A recommended 'quiet route'

This is another top quality London cycling route. Langthorne Road E11 and Thorne Close run between the A11 (High Road Leytonstone) and Grove Green/Ruckholt Road (a major cycling commuter route into the City). This route is marked in yellow on TfL's free LOCAL CYCLING GUIDE 4 map. The road closure shown above blocks it as a through route for motor vehicles. However, no cycle access has been provided at the road closure, in either direction. You have to get off your bike, lift it up the kerb and walk round the street furniture.

It's been like this for years. Which raises the question: does anyone involved in producing cycling maps, recommended cycling routes, and cycling facilities at a London-wide and local level ever actually cycle?