Cyclist death at Junction of Ruckholt Road and Eastway (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2468
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you outline the temporary changes made to the junction of Ruckholt Road and Eastway where a 28 year cyclist died under the wheels of an Olympic coach? Who was responsible for agreeing these changes?

Answer

Answer for Cyclist death at Junction of Ruckholt Road and Eastway (1)

Answer for Cyclist death at Junction of Ruckholt Road and Eastway (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In July, the following temporary changes were made at the junction of Ruckholt Road and Eastway in preparation for the operation of the Olympic Route Network and Olympic Park Venue requirements:

       Introduction of Games Lanes on Eastway on the eastbound approach to the junction with Ruckholt Road. Access was permitted for Games family vehicles only. The existing shared use footway adjacent to the Games Lanes remained in place providing access to the crossing points for cyclists and pedestrians.

       Conversion of Eastway to two-way working from east of the canal bridge at the junction with Lee Conservancy Road to the junction with Ruckholt Road (this section of road previously operated one way west bound only).

       Introduction of north east bound and south west bound Games Lanes on Ruckholt Road at its junction with Eastway.

The Olympic Delivery Authority engaged TfL to design, implement and operate the Olympic Route Network in London, and so TfL was responsible for the temporary changes following consultation with the London Borough of Hackney and other stakeholders.