Friday 11 March 2011

A safe, segregated cycle path in Waltham Forest

Travelling eastbound on Lea Bridge Road (A104) cyclists entering the London Borough of Waltham Forest have the chance to enjoy a safe, segregated 'shared use' path built according to the very highest British design principles.

A continuous white line keeps pedestrians to the left, while cyclists enjoy a red cycle path to the right of the white line. This section approaching Argall Way is particularly impressive.

(Below)This irresponsible cyclist has clearly gone over the line and strayed into the pedestrian area. How are we cyclists ever going to win respect from BMW owners with people like this always letting us down?

(Below) To complete your cycling enjoyment, why not turn left at the traffic lights and go 'round the bend'. Here you can plunge into the magical world of the London Cycling Campaign's prize-winning 'best new cycle route in London' for 2001. Perhaps there should be a picnic here to celebrate its tenth anniversary and to admire the way in which it has matured with age.

All photos taken yesterday.