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Fantastic work. Hats off to TfL (especially Brian Deegan).
I cycled this again today – across the bridge to George’s Circus. A fabulous job, even though not yet complete. The E-W is getting there also, with the under-pass at Blackfriars in use though not yet open.
Long stretches of immaculately finished cycle-way (ok I’m not going to pick on the occasional drain cover that wouldn’t get past Dutch engineers), but, I wondered if Amsterdam has such long stretches of cycleway: (I don’t recall such lengthy, straight and direct routes – but I wasn’t there for long). Amsterdam (and the rest of the country) certainly has the network and…well cycling is a non-issue of course, like walking – it’s what you do – and remind the inspiration to all of us. But… for how long?! These new CS stretches could certainly offer a mayor wanting to make an impact on the rest of the world, or even one who simply sees the necessity of keeping up the momentum, a clear and obvious example of what to do next!
I mean, really these routes are so fabulous, that from where I’ve been sitting, I can’t believe that motor drivers wouldn’t want to be outside their stuffy boxes (today’s temperature overcame the exceptionally sustained glacial draft – sorry to remind people about that) and getting a breath or two from the river at least, if not to see what it’s like to travel on these amazing stretches!
Even when it rains, life is going to be a whole lot more comfortable for those with an aversion or some other reticence, to using vehicles in a localised and social city space.
Why on earth would you drive unless it really was essential?
Why would you drive when the cycle lanes are like this.
I left Pret A Manger (just over Blackfriars Bridge, south side) and got to Highgate library in 32 minutes – even travelling the quiet routes avoiding Farringdon Road i.e. via Guilford St., Bloomsbury to Ossulton St and Royal College Street.
The film’s not mine though.
Anyone else tried, or thinking of trying it out?