Search

‘Dire’ consequences for Narrow Street cycle lanes says campaigner

11:16 01 September 2010

Rae Hoffenberg

Rae Hoffenberg

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

A campaigner leading the fight to move the Cycle Superhighway from Narrow Street has written to Boris Johnson asking for action.

A campaigner leading the fight to move the Cycle Superhighway from Narrow Street has written to Boris Johnson asking for action.

The ‘A Street Too Narrow’ petitions circulated by resident Rae Hoffenberg have gathered hundreds of signatures to move the Cycle Superhighways from the conservation area to the nearby A13.

While the mayor’s office says it is an issue for Transport for London, Hoffenberg is hoping cycling fan Johnson will take her concerns about safety and the environment seriously.

Hoffenberg was a catalyst in the redevelopment of the area in the 70s and battled to get the traffic out of Narrow Street and to have it designated as a conservation area.

She told The Docklands: “It seems the traffic is back, but not the fume-belching trucks, but dangerous cyclists who don’t give a damn about mothers trundling, perambulators, joggers and pedestrians from all over the world making their way to Canary Wharf. Cars zigzag their way across the road to avoid cyclists coming against the traffic.

“We are not against cycling but the highway is in the wrong place. The consequences may be dire.”

TfL has said it will continue to monitor the pilot route, which was launched in July.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 18:00

Good news for local historians – the reading room in a grade II listed library has reopened.

Yesterday, 15:06

A 36-year-old man who filmed himself repeatedly raping a girl under the age of 13 has been jailed for 16 years at Snaresbrook crown court today.

Yesterday, 12:56

The Royal London Hospital is asking for east Londoners to pull on their pyjamas to support families with sick children.

Yesterday, 10:15

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Luther Edwards who died after being stabbed in the heart.

Yesterday, 09:00

Renowned actor Will Mellor came to the east end yesterday to help raise awareness of sports for people with disabilities.

Thu, 18:00

A new sculptor created by a nationally acclaimed artist was unveiled in an east end park yesterday.

Thu, 15:00

The introduction of a new cycle route through a park will turn the site into a thoroughfare, according to concerned residents.

Thu, 12:16

A teenager who was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning is in a serious condition at an east London hospital.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now