Is there space to segregate people on bikes from people in cars in Hackney?

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Ordinary weekday – no resident using these parking bays.

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Ordinary weekday – no resident using these parking bays either.

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Usual, heavy traffic up Victoria Park Road.

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Cyclists are permitted the use of this shared use path – an admission that no one wants to share with drivers and that it’s impossible to get around here on-road Victoria Park is closed.

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This is day time and a bus has just gone. As you can imagine, trying to cycle past this bus stop when anyone is waiting is impossible. Ample road-space though.

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Weekday morning – residents have no use for this parking space – could fit in a generous segregated track in both directions, without harming bus reliability or pedestrians.

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Unfortunately, occasional cars parked in the parking bays mean that cyclists must merge with the fast moving, non-stop traffic.

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Why is all this space wasted when residents don’t need it?

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Another example why no one wants to share the road along Victoria Park Road – even if a cyclist used the empty parking bays, the zebra crossing forces them into passing (often speeding) drivers’ paths.

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