Fish Island Bridge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1505
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your response to Q2014/5008 you state that a new pedestrian and cycle bridge will be provided as a planning condition to convert Monier Road bridge to vehicle access only. This proposed new cycling bridge will mean a diversion for cyclists and offers no way of avoiding the traffic generated by the proposed motor bridge. Why are cyclists being inconvenienced in this way in the Olympic Park which you promised would be a 'paradise for cycling'?

Answer

Answer for Fish Island Bridge

Answer for Fish Island Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is being transformed into a new urban quarter for London complete with infrastructure that will encourage high levels of walking and cycling. To help achieve this, the Legacy Communities Scheme planning conditions require the future Monier Road bridge (H14) to be designed for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, a new bridge (H16) is to be provided a little further to the south for cyclists and pedestrians only. Together, these bridges will enhance connectivity across the wider area. Bridge H10, a little further route is also being improved to provide cycle connectivity.

When completed, cyclists will have the choice of two bridges to access this part of the park and it will be a major improvement.