New signage in Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Experimental new signage is being tested in the Greenwich Foot Tunnel in order to regulate the use of cycles. A Greenwich Council official said the idea was to permit considerate cycling when the tunnel was not too busy. At present, a long-standing bye law forbids cycling in the tunnel which is now used by hundreds of commuter cyclists every day.
Gloucester Circus, Greenwich
Gloucester Circus junction with Crooms Hill blocked to motor traffic
Greenwich Council has erected bollards at this junction, with a ramp either side to permit cyclists, buggies and wheelchairs. On the Crooms Hill side, there will be a slight bump as the council needs to permit water flow in the gutter downhill. On the Crooms Hill side the ramp goes onto a traffic calming hump. You can also see that two of the bollards can be lowered, presumably for emergency vehicles. Note also the parked car—one is okay but two cars side by side would block access. -Anthony Austin and Liz Delap
QUIETWAY CONSULTATION OPEN & OTHER UPDATES
Royal Borough of Greenwich is working with its partners Transport for London (TfL) and Sustrans to develop proposals for new ‘Quietway’ routes, to enhance facilities for people cycling or walking, while minimising impacts on other road users. Consultation is now open on improvements along the cross-Peninsula section of the ‘Thames Path Quietway’ in Peninsula Ward. Further proposals for sections of this route in other Wards will be brought forward for consultation in due course. To respond to this consultation online: www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/thamespathquietway
Additionally, as part of the Royal Greenwich Cycling Strategy, the council is currently trialling new cycle ‘lane separators’ on Rochester Way, between Wendover Road and Kidbrooke Park Road. The intention of these separators is to provide extra comfort and safety for cyclists on one of our primary cycle network routes. Please feedback on this trial to help the council plan for potentially using them in other suitable locations in the borough. You can send through your views on this trial by completing the online survey at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/cyclelaneseparators
The Royal Borough is keen to support community-based cycling groups. To find out more about developing a group or how to access support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8921 8074.