Results tagged “Cycle Superhighway”

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Transport bosses have promised cyclists a safer route through Newham under plans to be consulted on next month.

The planned extension of Barclays Cycle Superhighway 2, which currently runs from Aldgate to Bow, includes 3km of separated cycle lanes and 10 junction upgrades.

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Boris Johnson has bowed to pressure to look at increasing safety measures on a road which has seen two cyclists die in the last month.

It comes after London Assembly member for City and East John Biggs met with the Mayor and Transport for London officials over the recent incidents.

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The death of a second cyclist in just three weeks on Bow Roundabout has led a pressure group to add its voice to a campaign for a road design.

On Friday afternoon a 34-year-old woman died at the scene, along east London's cycle superhighway, following a collision with a lorry.

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Transport chiefs turned down requests for safety measures to be introduced on a road where a cyclist died on Monday because of fears they would increase traffic, it was claimed.

London Assembly Member John Biggs said he twice met with Transport for London officials over concerns with the Bow Flyover.

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