Cycle-friendly bid for two way Stratford gyratory

A CGI image of the Stratford gyratory plans

A CGI image of the Stratford gyratory plans - Credit: Archant

Stratford Gyratory could be converted into a two-way system in a bid to encourage more cyclists.

Transport for London shortlisted the idea for its “mini-Holland” scheme last year and now Newham Council are hoping for a second chance at getting the necessary funding.

It agreed last week to re-submit the drawings to TfL’s mayor schemes programme in a bid to attract the £15m to £18m funding needed to carry out the changes.

The existing layout is seen as a huge deterrent to cyclists in the area despite analysis showing that Stratford has the highest potential for short range cyclist trips in the whole of capital.

The gyratory was included in TfL’s list of 33 junctions aross London earmarked for significant improvement.

Kerena Fussell, joint co-ordinator for Newham Cyclists, said the group was generally supportive “as long as sufficient provision is made for cycling in accordance with suitable design safety standards”.

Councillor David Christie, mayoral advisor for small business and local enterprise, said:

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“The proposed two-way scheme puts cyclists at the heart of our transport network providing dedicated cycle lanes in both directions, slowing down traffic with a 20mph speed limit and making the Broadway a less intimidating place for all.”

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