Cycling / More London

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Sally Hamwee
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


What steps are you taking to resolve the conflict between More London and the London Cycle Network about the use by cyclists of The Queen's Walk? Does it not make a nonsense of signposted cycle routes if landowners can ban cyclists from using their cycles? .


Answer for Cycling / More London

Answer for Cycling / More London

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

The legal position and status of the Queen's Walk regarding cycling is complicated - steps are being taken to clarify the position.Queen's Walk was proposed as a London Cycle Network route and was shown as a signed cycle route on the first edition of the London Cycle Guides.However, Queen's Walk is not part of the LCN+ cycle network, which has been identified as the priority for investment. The LCN+ route is along the alternative route of Tooley Street that runs parallel to Queen's Walk to the south.Queen's Walk will not be included in the second edition of the London Cycle Guides as a recommended cycle route.It remains unclear as to whether cycling is banned on Queen's Walk and whether the landowner has powers to enforce a ban. TfL's Cycling Centre of Excellence are working with London Borough of Southwark to resolve these issues. It is a matter for the planning authority to ensure proposed cycle routes are embedded in the rights of way that are identified in planning agreements with developers. .