Friday 26 December 2008
Hackney insults the memory of a dead cyclist
This is the site where cyclist Antony Smith died under the wheels of a left-turning lorry in April.
This badly designed junction forms part of a major cycling route and it underlines just how badly cyclists are treated by planners and highway engineers right across London. The ASL, apart from being too small, is set far, far too back from the junction. And there are no dedicated cyclists-only crossing lights. And now, to make matters just that little bit worse, the carriageway has been resurfaced and the cycle logo in the ASL has been obliterated.
Hackney is every bit as crap for cyclists as Waltham Forest. Or as anywhere else in London.