Wednesday 27 October 2010

Permeability and cycling: some exciting examples

Permeability refers to the ease and ability of cyclists to pass through the city with maximum route choice and minimum diversion.

It’s an exciting concept and one way to achieve it is by providing cycle access through road closures. As you might expect from a multiple-award-winning cycling-friendly borough like Waltham Forest, the local streets hold some truly fabulous examples of best practice.

Whether it’s Walthamstow (Raglan Road E17) or Chingford (Nelson Road E4) see for yourself how the dynamic principle of cycling permeability can also be applied in a way that maximises free, legal on-street car parking. Because let's face it, here in Waltham Forest car parking is the number one priority, not a tiny fringe activity like cycling.