Monday, 15 February 2010

Classic contraflow

One of the jewels in the crown of cycling infrastructure in the London Borough of Waltham Forest is the Manor Road E10 contraflow lane.

This photograph shows the section close to the junction with Capworth Street. Cyclists approaching this point in the contraflow lane are in no danger of coming into conflict with vehicles turning into Manor Road because the continuous white lines ensure that no vehicle will obstruct the lane.

The curving design ensures that cyclists can test their skills as they are lashed in their face by that unpruned tree in the foreground and then swerve to avoid that grey traffic sign pole. This is truly British cycling infrastructure in all its classic glory.