Transport for London contractors spreading gravel on east-west cycle superhighway

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2178
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Royal Parks report that Transport for London (TfL) contractors have spread gravel on the east-west cycle superhighway (CS3). This has caused numerous cyclists using the route to suffer injury after skidding on their bikes. Why was this done and what assessment was carried out by TfL beforehand of the potential for injury?

Answer

Answer for Transport for London contractors spreading gravel on east-west cycle superhighway

Answer for Transport for London contractors spreading gravel on east-west cycle superhighway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the request of The Royal Parks and as per the agreed design, gravel has been laid at shared surface crossing points in The Royal Parks as part of the East-West Cycle Superhighway construction. The gravel had a 'bedding in' period of 28 days. During this time warning signs were placed advising cyclists to dismount and to beware of loose chippings before the surface was swept to remove any loose material at the end of the bedding in period.