Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In the summer of 2012, TfL installed a cycle 'early-start' on the eastbound approach to the Bow Roundabout. When it became apparent that road users didn't fully understand the forest of lights, TfL came back and added three yellow signs saying CYCLISTS STOP ON RED.
In the autumn of 2013, TfL installed a cycle 'early-start' on the westbound approach to the Bow Roundabout. It's an almost perfect copy of the eastbound cycle 'early-start', but with one significant omission. There are no yellow signs saying CYCLISTS STOP ON RED. I wonder why they missed them out.
This morning, less than a fortnight after it opened, a cyclist died at the cycle 'early-start' on the westbound approach. The Bow Roundabout has now claimed three cyclists' lives in just over two years.
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