More Olympic cycle parking call by London Assembly

PUBLISHED: 13:41 18 July 2012

A call has been made to Olympics organisers by a London Assembly member to provide more cycle parking.

Darren Johnson warns that cyclists will face problems during the Olympics.

“They encourage people to cycle and walk to the Games—but aren’t making it easy,” he said.

“Cycle parking is 30-minute walk from the entrance, while those actually working in the Olympics Park have nowhere to change or store cycling clothes and equipment.”

He has criticised the closure of one cycling route along the Lea River towpath passing the Olympic Park and the advertised alternative routes which he says include the busy A11 Bow Roundabout.

“People may be fined £130 if they stray into the Olympic lanes,” he added. “But we still haven’t a clear idea of the extra cycle parking which has been promised for commuters.”

He warns it could dull enjoyment of what should be a great event if the cycling issue isn’t resolved.

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