Cyclists fear about London's road safety growing

Cyclists are more concerned about cycling in London than six months ago

Cyclists are more concerned about cycling in London than six months ago

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Cyclists are becoming more concerned for their safety, according to a report published today.

The study, Cycling in London – An Update, was commissioned by the London Assembly in November and received 6,333 responses.

More than two thirds of cyclists in London say they are more concerned for their safety now than six months ago.

The survey also found in excess of 80 per cent of respondents were worried about safety and 20 per cent said they now take fewer cycling journeys due to their concerns.

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announced on Tuesday that £300m will be spent on improving safety at 33 junctions in the capital.

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7:43pm Thu 27 Feb 14

livedheretoolong says...

Interesting that the paper has filed this story under Waltham Forest, not Chingford or Redbridge which also form part of Greater London.

Maybe it's because of the fact that Waltham Forest is getting more and more dangerous to cycle in. This is in part thanks to the Council's strategy of narrowing main roads to the point where it is barely possible for buses to pass. Needless to say there is no more room for cycle lanes or cyclists.

Is it is all part of the council's great master plan to raise revenue?

Get more people to swap cycles for cars and then catch them in traps like the new CCTV monitored bus lane at Leytonstone roundabout.
Interesting that the paper has filed this story under Waltham Forest, not Chingford or Redbridge which also form part of Greater London. Maybe it's because of the fact that Waltham Forest is getting more and more dangerous to cycle in. This is in part thanks to the Council's strategy of narrowing main roads to the point where it is barely possible for buses to pass. Needless to say there is no more room for cycle lanes or cyclists. Is it is all part of the council's great master plan to raise revenue? Get more people to swap cycles for cars and then catch them in traps like the new CCTV monitored bus lane at Leytonstone roundabout. livedheretoolong
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