Brixton becomes more cycle-friendly
- 23rd November 2009
- Renting Property News
Works begin on gyratory as Lambeth cyclists win 10-year campaign to alter Brixton Hill for cyclists and pedestrians.
The complicated road system between Stockwell Road and Coldharbour Lane has long been infamous locals and commuters passing through Brixton Road.
Now, after a decade of campaigning, Transport for London is funding an improvement of the system, making it more user-friendly for cyclists and pedestrians.
The entire gyratory system is to be removed, creating two-way traffic outside the town hall on Brixton Hill.
Bus lanes will also be improved, creating easier access to Brixton town centre.
Philip Loy, Co-ordinator of Lambeth Cyclists, said: "The Brixton Triangle report produced by Lambeth Cyclists in 1999 recommended the removal the gyratory road system.
"We're delighted that 10 years later the aspirations in that report have come into effect. It shows that campaigners need both patience and long-term vision."
Campaigners need patience and long-term vision.
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