Seven Sisters Road

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why can't cyclists use the one-way bus lane on Seven Sisters Road in the southbound direction at Tottenham Hale? Are there any plans to review this?


Answer for Seven Sisters Road

Answer for Seven Sisters Road

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Cycling Design Standards contain this advice:'Where bus lanes are physically segregated from other traffic (e.g. by kerbed upstands) they should normally be 4.5m wide to allow safe and unhindered overtaking of cyclists by buses (and vice versa if there is a bus stop).' (chapter 4, page 76).This bus lane is less than 4.5m, and so could lead to safety problems for cyclists.However TfL remains keen to provide continuous cycle facilities along the London Cycle Network (which includes the A10 in Haringey). As part of the Tottenham Hale gyratory proposals, the one-way system is proposed to be modified to allow two way operation of the A10, which in turn should allow for easier movements for cyclists.