Saturday 30 April 2011

Permeability in Hackney, York and Waltham Forest

This is the route leading south of Lea Bridge Road (A104) into South Mill Fields in Hackney. It's a convenient and quiet short cut if you are heading towards Hackney Central and London Fields. It's also signed as a cycle route with those lovely blue signs, so I assume it forms part of the legendary London Cycle Network. And gosh, it is cycling-friendly is it not? The drainage is outstanding.

(Below) York has a number of road closures which allow cycling access, like this cycling-friendly link between Bedern and Goodramgate. It's a shame about the HGV parked on the footway but I expect the driver wanted to help cyclists by preventing them rushing out into the path of oncoming vehicles.

(Below) Permeability in cycling-friendly Waltham Forest. The road closure between Wellesley Road E17 and Lansdowne Road. Waltham Forest has the finest planners in London, with a shrewd grasp of how to make imaginative use of urban space.