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Cycle Superhighway 3 London – Cable Street Shadwell https://goo.gl/maps/vuQ9HfPJUNdC7XrUA
a) what incremental improvement would you recommend for this particular example
This street has a high cycling volume on too little cycle path space. At the same time, the current vehicle one way flow is too high and link is very straight so can have speeding.
Solution would be for a Bicycle Priority Street. Remove through traffic, leaving access only. Also remove parking to make it a cycling a priority in the space. It’s the main east west cycle route for the area.
b) what kind of political and bureaucratic opposition this improvement would likely encounter (such as removal of parking, fire trucks, etc… )
Three key opposition area –
i. people from outside area use this corridor to bypass congestion on parallel A roads
ii. Local people use corridor for their parking of private vehicles
iii. Local bus routes use link to access bus stops and as bus terminus
Would need a strong knowledge sharing programme for 1. council to understand concept of Bicycle Priority Street and that it needs to fully prioritise 2 way cycling as its core function 2. would need to offset anger from local residents about lost car parking 3. would need to keep other residents onside with pedestrian permeability through corridor 4. would need to come to a satisfactory agreement with TfL on how to manage local bus access of street and wider area.