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Old July 4th 19, 02:48 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default Cycle lanes cutting pollution

On 04/07/2019 14:12, Someone Somewhere wrote:
On 04/07/2019 12:39, John Williamson wrote:
On 04/07/2019 10:55, Recliner wrote:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cycle-lane-breathes-new-life-into-toxic-city-street-nzc93rkcd?shareToken=8c7532273b55208fdbcfc3c4b458d 9af



I wonder how much of the pollution has been transferred to The
Highway, which is where most of the traffic from the East is queueing
up to get on to Upper Thames Street? Mind you, the parallel Beech
Street, which is a cycle route, seems to spend too much time over the
legal limit for NO2 anyway.

Rather conveniently, Tower Hamlets are not part of the monitoring
scheme the data in the article was taken from.

And no-one cares.

Congestion on the Highway causes overspill and rat running to occur in
Shadwell (Cable Street) and Wapping - North and South respectively. This
casues previously quiet streets to often become gridlocked with very
slow moving traffic who clearly has no business in the local area.

Complaints to the local council elicited a response from a councillor
actually justifying the traffic as somewhat rightful....


....and that sounds wrong to you because those people just have no right
to travel, do they?