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Hackney Cyclist
Living and cycling in Hackney since 2003, I want Hackney to be as safe and comfortable for me and my daughter to cycle here as it is in the Netherlands
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Hackney Cyclist 4h
Victoria Embankment under construction in 1868. Built for the London Sewers, District railway and for horses and new parks above. Trams were added in 1905 & the East West cycle superhighway added in 2016. Motor vehicles have used it for some of that time too
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Hackney Cyclist 6h
The newly resurfaced Hackney Road, with a brand new ASL painted across all three lanes, which you can't use as it is filled with motorbikes, cars and lorries
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Hackney Cyclist 6h
Whenever the A12 has severe traffic congestion (which can be quite often if there is an issue at the Blackwall Tunnel) then the entire area gets gridlocked. This road will quickly become very congested (along with all the surrounding residential roads)
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Hackney Cyclist 7h
and also this new road in blue, which would have destroyed a low traffic filtered neighbourhood to enable people to drive a few hundred yards to the swimming pool! The hope is that (after a lot of local campaigning) it will be a bus & bike bridge only)
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Hackney Cyclist 7h
Oh, I could go on, trust me.
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Hackney Cyclist 7h
and it leads onto recently built roads like this, where schoolchildren have to cycle on the footway as cars are parked in the painted cycle lanes outside a new school that doesn't even have its own footway on its side of the road
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Hackney Cyclist 7h
Two pictures I took this weekend of a brand new through road being built in the Olympic Park (without cycle tracks) and a map showing the location of the new road (in red) alongside the six lane A12 motorway (in black)
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Matthew Sparkes 11h
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Hackney Cyclist 10h
Replying to @Montey94085195
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Hackney Cyclist 10h
Replying to @Montey94085195
No, that is not true. The majority of traffic in London is private cars, taxis and PHVs
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Thomas Schlijper 23h
Because car traffic damaged the bridge, its closed for motor vehicles now. More space for people to enjoy springtime. Brug 110, Lijnbaansgracht, Lauriergracht 21.04.2019 18:39
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Hackney Cyclist Apr 23
Replying to @DaftLimmy
Marble Arch is where the extinction rebellion protest is. Lots of protestors in tents
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Hackney Cyclist Apr 23
Replying to @willnorman
Great work Will! Any chance of putting a daily total online for the previous day? Hackney Council website does this for Goldsmiths Row
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Hackney Cyclist Apr 23
Cycle Superhighway 1 will always disappoint
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Hackney Cyclist Apr 23
Cycle superhighway 1 will always disappoint
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Hackney Cyclist Apr 23
"business as usual" = using the majority of road space in Central London to transport a small number of people in private cars, taxis and PHVs
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always last Apr 23
Replying to @lastnotlost
4/ The "Unblock the Embankment" campaign attempted to change the City's transport strategy, to move the east-west CS6 cycle route into the city. City says no.
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Jared Evans Apr 23
That was removed!!! what the hell. I hate that junction. I stopped using it and started going down the canal and coming out on Cadogan Terrace directly.
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Hackney Cyclist Apr 23
In fact the other end of Wick Road used to have exactly this kind of facility but was mistakenly removed and is now a massive footway, constantly used as car parking
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