Following on from my first post covering the route of CSH8 before it's turned into a Cycle Superhighway, this piece covers the route starting from the Wandsworth Bridge gyratory going east.
Above, at Juniper Drive, the bus lane comes to an end briefly...
(Above) The approach to Falcon Road/Battersea High Street junction has some loading bays. Are TfL going to relocate these, or will we have the spectre of parking being allowed in the cycle lane?
(Above) The bus lane on Queenstown Road stops and starts.
When I rode the route during the morning rush, the traffic was fairly light along York Road, but there was congestion in the Battersea Park area. In summary, the first part of York Road doesn't present many problems for the CSH designers to solve, but as the route approaches Battersea Park there are significant roadspace issues. It may have been more sensible to make Prince of Wales Drive one-way to motors and give the other lane over to the CSH. Queen's Circus and Chelsea Bridge are dangerous and TfL must not compromise on safety here.