Prior to the Olympics Stratford High Street was being touted as a potential Manhattan style area, with its wide carriageway and tall buildings. Â But of course whereas Newham Council blocked segregated cycle lanes,Â Â New York City has been busy installing segregated cycle lanes and to very beneficial effect:
- Injuries to pedestians down by over one fifth.
- Cycle volumes rise but with a slight decrease in cycle injuries.
- Greater increase in retail sales compared with streets with no cycle lanes.
- IN many streets journey times actually decreased.
For a full report and some pictures of what can be done: