Junction of Cambridge Heath Road and Cycle Superhighway 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2540
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have received complaints that the sequencing at the junction of Cambridge Heath Road and CS2 will delay cyclists unnecessarily while benefiting motor traffic, potentially resulting in risky lane changes by cyclists seeking to progress faster. Are there plans to review the way this junction works, and is there scope to make changes if potential improvements are identified?

Answer

Answer for Junction of Cambridge Heath Road and Cycle Superhighway 2

Answer for Junction of Cambridge Heath Road and Cycle Superhighway 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following a series of successful off-street trials, construction work is well underway to deliver a full upgrade of the existing Cycle Superhighway Route 2 (CS2) between Bow and Aldgate. New fully segregated cycle tracks and innovative, cycle priority signals at junctions are now around 50 per cent complete, with sections of the new facilities already open to the public.

The Cambridge Heath Road junction was the first of these new, innovative junctions to open and has been extremely well-received by the cycling community. TfL is routinely monitoring the junction to ensure it operates in a safe and efficient manner and is optimised to meet the needs of other road users including buses and freight. We have made a number of changes since the junction opened to ensure the right balance is struck. Early observations of the junction in operation show a high-level of compliance from cyclists using the facility.