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Millennium Milepost The Green Bridge This milepost is a McColl type and has a T5/17 disk. The mileages on this milepost are: 1) Millwall Park 3.5, Greenwich 4 2) Victoria Park 1, Lea Valley Park

Phenomenal turnout this evening from those who want to keep our bus gate! This bus gate has been of massive benefit to Wapping. It must stay. The Mayor must listen to residents like he said he would.


Another week, a different car is now blocking the Cargo Bay Rental rendering it unusable. This bay has not been accessible for over 2.5 weeks now and @hackneycouncil don't seem to want to do anything @metecoban92 @ZENCityfringe Cnr Bounda ... [more]

Mandeville Place Totally unnecessary cycle lane kink avoiding non-existent bus stop

[Image taken 26.8.21] South Colonnade, London, E14. Tandem Lovers by Gillie and Marc Schattner. Full details:

Cycle superhighway

Cycle superhighway

Got hit by a driver today at Mile End/Grove Rd junct. MASSIVE THANKS to Alexander @pedalmeapp who was SO giving of his time to call police/ambulance. Thanks to passby bike mechanic who checked over my bike. Thanks to @metpoliceuk & @Ldn ... [more]

Bit confused about this. (Violet Rd E3 / Morris Rd E14 )

This road is between Shoreditch High Street Station and Brick Lane. [to be developed as housing and a park -]

Dockless electric bikes to hire outside Shoreditch High Street station.

Great to see some bollards go in to prevent pavement parking on West St @TowerHamletsNow . I wonder how much installation of each bollard costs to stop drivists...

There aren't many people using it today due to Coronavirus, but Cycleway 3's crossing of Sutton Street has now been fully painted and the Belisha beacons switched on.

Dear Sir/Madam, As discussed with some of our neighbors, we would like to request the installation of 2 bike hangars in our area (in front of 332 Old Ford Road). We cycle on a daily basis and have to carry the bike upstairs everyday as w ... [more]

Flooded cycle superhighway

Low level advanced lights for cyclists on CS2

Link from CS2 to Hanbury Street

CS2 and cycle stands

Floating bus stop on CS2, London

CS2, Mile End Road

Cycle-only lights on CS2 - right turn in two stages only

Cargo bike on CS2

Totally blocked by deliveries on both sides.

Dropped kerb needed

CS3 east on Cable Street

Link north from CS3

Route signs on CS3

As many cyclists heading into the City on CS3 as out in the evening rush

CS3 westbound into the City

Cycle lane at junction with CS3

Cars parked in eastbound advisory cycle lane and on pavement, Roman Road in Bethnal Green

Lorry parked in Cycle Superhighway

Cut-through to Monthope Road - shame about the barrier right across the dropped kerb!

Estate Road and access to Frostic Walk

Cut-through to Commercial Street via Resolution Plaza - dropped kerb to the right

Two types of cycle parking at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University (The Cass)

Cut-through, Aldgate East

CS2 at Aldgate East - cycle lights and No Right Turn except in two stages sign

Road closure (except cycles)

Really not an ideal cycle route, except for MTBs.

This barrier needs opening up for cycling.

Sign reads 'Do not chain bicycles to this post' - but it's only one bicycle, secured with a cable, not a chain, to the other pole.

London Cycle Hire point

Cycle superhighway

Cycle superhighway

Cycle superhighway

Access through this route is probably permissive


Route over the railway tracks

This is a very populated residential area (will be even more when ongoing constructions are complete) with no cycle parking space. The closest cycle parking is around 800m away, at the DLR station. This place is convenient and accessible to ... [more]

Cobbled area

Cobbled area

Key route through Hackney

London cycle hire point

Narrow Street contraflow

Narrow Street near The Grapes pub

Limehouse Cut towpath

Limehouse Cut towpath

Bridge over Limehouse Cut into park

Limehouse Basin towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath approaching Commercial Road bridge.

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath with some bike racks

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal towpath - not much clearance in the bridge.

The inclines at locks on this section of Regent's Canal have a brick surface.

Regent's Canal towpath

Regent's Canal on a Sunday afternoon - doesn't feel wide enough for how it is used.

NCN1 breaks away from the Regent's Canal towpath through an uninviting set of bollards.

Palmers Road, Globe Town

Roman Road, Globe Town

Lockable cycle racks at this Globe Town estate.

Smart Street in Globe Town

Cycle parking outside this new development called Titanium Point at Globe Town. There is also more secure resident cycle parking in the basement down a ramp.

Dropped kerbs needed for this handy cut-through

Southern access to Shoreditch High Street station

Traffic-free link from Liverpool Street station

Traffic-free link towards Liverpool Street station - dropped kerbs needed.

Road closed to motor traffic, open to everyone else.

Covered racks

Racks under an arch at Limehouse DLR station.

I thought this sight of two Plant Locks in this sunken area was rather depressing. This should be a play area not the ambiguous idea of a bit of green mixed with bike parking.

On street bike rental.

Hanbury Street

Martin introducing the bike data project at an Oultandish pecha kucha event in Newspeak House.

Stickers all over the cycle signs!

Brick Lane

Tower Bridge is being repaired - pedestrians can still pass and cycles must be pushed along (except for cycles used by disabled people).

Tower Bridge roadworks mean cyclists must dismount and make their way among the tourists. October to December 2016.

Here a coach is unloaded at a floating bus stop. Quick, safe, easy. Will locate laters.

Launch of the Outlandish Fellowship, which CycleStreets is part of:

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