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Work begins on cycle safety improvements to Bow roundabout

Work begins on cycle safety improvements to Bow roundabout

Improvements are interim measures ahead of the Bow Vision Programme Transport for London (TfL) has begun work on a series of safety improvements to Bow Interchange. The interim project, which ties in with the upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 2, is expected to be completed by the summer with a more radical overhaul due to be consulted on.

Bow roundabout has been the location of a number of cyclist deaths over the years and became sufficiently notorious that London Cycling Campaign saw fit to hold a flashride there in 2013 .

Low-level traffic lights aimed at making the junction safer for people on bikes were installed in 2014, but campaigners were divided on their effectiveness , with one saying that cyclists should consider jumping red lights to remain safe.

The current work will see the creation of a new public space under the Bow Flyover and Toucan crossings to provide a connection for cyclists between Cycle Superhighway 2 and the River Lea towpath.

Cyclists’ ‘early-start’ facilities at the roundabout will be repositioned to make space for new pedestrian crossings and the layout of the eastbound facility will be changed to be similar to the layout on Stratford High Street, which will mean an […]

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