Cycling and the Swiss Cottage Gyratory

MQT on 2007-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2007
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you find it acceptable that the proposed TfL improvements to the Swiss Cottage Gyratory, requires northbound cyclists going from Avenue Road to Finchley Road to cross over many lanes of fast moving vehicles twice (once moving west and the second time moving north)? Were the remedies suggested by the March consultation (part of the CRISP study) discussed by the senior project manager and the Cycling Centre of Excellence? Can you state the reasons for rejecting the idea of sacrificing a lane of southbound traffic in order to enable northbound contraflow cycling (e.g. in a two-way segregated cycle track) on the east side of the gyratory?


Answer for Cycling and the Swiss Cottage Gyratory

Answer for Cycling and the Swiss Cottage Gyratory

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The options put forward in the CRISP study you mention are still under review. TfL's Cycling Centre of Excellence (as well as other stakeholders) have been involved in the entire CRISP process, and will continue to comment on proposals as further details become available from consultants commissioned to examine alternative options.

The suggestion for a northbound contra-flow cycle lane has not been rejected. It is one of the options put forward in the ongoing CRISP process.