New CycleHoop style cycle parking has been installed along Brick Lane and by the One Stop at Ewart Place, Roman Road. The hoops are attached to existing bollards. Following the successful trial of CycleHoops there, extra CycleHoops will be installed at Brushfield Street - watch this space.
Cycling Rangers News & Events
Hi all, TfL have just informed me that they are looking for sites for installing CycleHoop type parking (see www.cyclehoop.com - these can be fitted to existing street furniture, e.g. signposts, bollards) on TfL maintained roads - the money is to be spent by end of March 2013! TfL maintained roads in Tower Hamlets include A11 (Bow Rd/Mile End Rd/Whitechapel Rd), A13 (East India Dock Rd/Commercial Rd), and Commercial Street.
I've already passed on existing Rangers suggestions - any further ones much appreciated!
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Tel: 0207 364 6940
Dropped kerbs have been provided at the Buxton Street and Pedley Street ends of the Allen Gardens cycle path. This is a volunteer rangers suggestion submitted during 2010-11. Photos to follow shortly.
Dropped kerbs have been provided at both ends of Head Street, improving this useful route which runs between Commercial Road and Stepney Way. Photos to follow soon.
The Arbour Square cycle permeability scheme, incorporating dropped kerbs, ramp and markings has been completed - see photo.
Further suggestions for cycle parking are required to inform this year's programme of cycle parking along both TfL network roads and Tower Hamlets Council maintained roads. We'll consider locations for both cycle stands and 'CycleHoop' type parking which can be attached to existing street furniture (e.g. bollards). Please submit your suggestions on the cycle parking pages here.
Previous suggestions submitted earlier this year have been assessed and where appropriate passed on for inclusion within the programme.
Following on from the successful trial of CycleHoops installed earlier this year at Brushfield Street, a further series of CycleHoops have been installed thoughout the Borough. The CycleHoops enable secure cycle parking whilst also making use of existing street furniture to minimise street clutter. There are now CycleHoops at the following locations:
Brushfield Street (serving Old Spitalfields Market)
Spital Square (serving Old Spitalfields Market)
Fashion Street (near junction with Brick Lane)
Columbia Road (outside Stingray Globe cafe)
Greenfield Road (outside Ebrahim College)
Fieldgate Street (outside Al Tayyab's restaurant)
Bethnal Green Road (outside Solis Launderette)
Usher Road/Roman Road (serving Old Ford housing office and Barclays Bank)
The issue of a narrow towpath on this section of the Lea has been raised by LBTH officers with British Waterways and has been noted by Rangers. This has helped encourage funding to be found for widening the whole towpath section between Three Mills and the Greenway, providing a much enhanced walking and cycling route in that area. There are also proposals for a widening of the section south of Three Mills in the future although this is dependant on additional funding.
4 cycle stands have been installed outside Bethnal Green Royal Mail Delivery Office, Emma Street, by Tower Hamlets Council, providing much needed cycle parking for residents who use the delivery office.
Are you a Ranger with some questions to ask the project manager? Would you like some help with using the website? Or do you know someone else who'd lke to become a Ranger?
On Saturday 18 February at the Wheelers Workshop Alix Stredwick will be there to show you the site in full and talk you through what's involved. If you'd like to just find out more about becoming a Ranger yourself you can also come along. Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm. Details: http://www.towerhamletswheelers.org.uk/diary?event=11
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If you would like to get involved with the Cycling Rangers project you can register online.
Submitted improvement suggestions
Cycle parking suggestions
No stands/not enough stands
Stands are incorrectly placed
Stands are damaged
Abandoned bikes clogging up stands