Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tavistock Street Docking Station

There's a lovely 33-space Cycle Hire docking station in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. It's a shame you can only cycle one way down Tavistock Street.

In fact, if you want to cycle legally eastwards from here, you'll have to cycle down Henrietta Street, Bedford Street and Floral Street, taking you about 1km out of your way.

You will have the same problem trying to return your cycle.

Above is the view down Tavistock Street from Catherine Street. It's one-way in the opposite direction, meaning that you cannot legally get to the Tavistock Street docking station by going down Tavistock Street in either direction. That should confuse Johnny Foreigner. He won't know if he's coming or going.

This is just one example among many of how Westminster Council are ensuring as few people as possible use Cycle Hire. Not only are they doing nothing to reduce motor traffic, they are forcing cyclists to take completely unreasonable routes where there are much more direct alternatives. You'll notice in the pictures there's more than adequate roadspace.

1 comment:

  1. The mind boggles, really, it does. People get paid for this crap!