New TfL cycle safety scheme for A11 Bow Road roundabout is welcomed by John Biggs

Work has been completed on safety measures for cyclists in east London using the busy A11 Bow Road roundabout.

A new cycle lane segregated from motor traffic has been laid out on the eastbound carriageway at Bow Bridge, with advance stopping lines and extra set of traffic lights.

It follows talks the London Assembly’s John Biggs has had with TfL in a long campaign following the death of a cyclist last year at the roundabout where the Bow Flyover crosses the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Approach.

“I welcome these long-overdue safety measures for cyclists,” he said. “But I’m still concerned about safety for pedestrians.

“TfL says motorists will be faced with mile-long queues if pedestrian crossings are installed.

“I accept we don’t want life to be harder for drivers, but pedestrian safety is important and something must be done to tackle this urgent issue.”

Work is also to begin soon on extending Cycle Highway 2 from the roundabout eastward along Stratford High Street.