This was the scene on Mile End Road outside the Royal London Hospital, heading into town at around 9.15 this morning.
I cycled through the gap. The drivers in the right-hand lane were going nowhere, and I didn’t fancy choking on coach fumes, the coach stuck behind the bus in front, for the next few hundred metres. The two people on bikes behind me did the same, slightly to my surprise.
This was the scene half a mile further down the road, at around 2.30pm on my way home (going away from town):
People are voting with their bikes about where they’d rather cycle.
Since it was 2.30 – outside the six hours a day during which the bus lane operates – until recently I’d have been cycling on the outside of these cars. (The drivers appeared to be managing whatever their ‘kerbside activity’ was unhindered.
It ain’t perfect by a long chalk – this LCC post covers the pros and cons of this stretch pretty well here. But honestly, what would you prefer:
Segregation – finally on the way.