Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mapped

mercalia
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Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mapped

Postby mercalia » 16 Jun 2017, 12:44pm

"TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis (SCA) could be just about the biggest thing to happen for cycling in London in some time. It’s almost certain to be the biggest thing in terms of campaigning for cycling.

What is it?

The SCA is a big map of where there is high potential for walking and cycling across London. It tells us (approximately) where the next Cycle Superhighways, Quietways and Liveable Neighbourhoods will be built over the next ten years or so."



http://lcc.org.uk/articles/strategic-cycling-analysis-the-future-of-london-cycling-mapped?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=20170615&utm_content=LC+weekly+conditional+20170615+member+08:38:20

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Re: Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mapped

Postby MikeF » 16 Jun 2017, 11:56pm

I don't think Mayor Khan has built anything yet since he's been in office. Don't get too excited.
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Re: Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mapped

Postby The utility cyclist » 19 Jun 2017, 8:16pm

Easiest solution to make a network in London would be to just take one side of the carriageway and make it for people on bikes only, no motorvehicles at all on that side with priority over every junction/entrance for people on bikes with a no parking ban on that side of the network route.
That way no extra space is required, no actual building of infra, just some well placed dividers and a bit of paint so we have a two way lane that is 3.5metres wide, all of which will save taxpayers millions of pounds! :lol:

Will motorists have to go another route that isn't so direct, will they have to compromise and replan their journey's, will it be more inconvenient and less quick, absolutely. But then that has being forced onto people riding bikes for the last 50+ years (well actually longer than that, more like 90 years) so it's only right that we share the roads. I mean we are always been told to share the roads so isn't this actually the fair thing to do as well as being the most economically viable as well as safe for people riding bikes?

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Re: Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mapped

Postby PRL » 24 Jun 2017, 10:24pm

The utility cyclist wrote:Easiest solution to make a network in London would be to just take one side of the carriageway and make it for people on bikes only, no motorvehicles at all on that side with priority over every junction/entrance for people on bikes with a no parking ban on that side of the network route.
That way no extra space is required, no actual building of infra, just some well placed dividers and a bit of paint so we have a two way lane that is 3.5metres wide, all of which will save taxpayers millions of pounds! :lol:



The problem is that most of the roads are controlled by individual boroughs with councillors who get the vapours over the loss of one parking space let alone half of all of them. Managing the junctions might be a bit trickier than you suggest as well.


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