In April of this year the government changed road traffic regulations in order to encourage local authorities to modify highway layouts to benefit pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage active travel . The City of London Corporation took up the challenge and passed a radical transport strategy.
Golden Lane Estate is one of the City’s major housing developments Home to c700 people, there has been an explosion in running, walking and cycling .
Most people keep their cycles at home: under the stairs, in the living room, on the balcony .
TFL has published guidance on how to install good quality bicycle storage. This looks at different uses in any location as well as the needs of cyclists with disabilities, children and young people, general safety, location and security.
Golden Lane has:
If Golden Lane was ‘new build’, it would have 745 bicycle racks.
In fact it has at most 60, almost all in poor condition, difficult to access or just wet and dirty.
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