Wanted: 500 Hackneyites to be spokespeople

Cycling thro Broadway Market Hackney E8 111114 © david.altheer@gmail.com

RIDE ON or write-off? Do you think cycling in Hackney is great, or could it be much better? Hackney council says it has made the borough the best in London for two-wheel travel but what would you say?

The local branch of London Cycling Campaign, the group that has been promoting cycling in the capital for decades, wants 500 people to fill in a survey. It asks commuters and other Hackneyites to pinpoint the borough’s best and worst cycle routes.

Cycdanger: junction gap narrowed, removing cyclist and pedestrian space, Cecilia Rd Dalston Hackney E8 2EP: 210216 © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com
Challenging: narrow Cecilia Road entrance to Dalston Lane

Tapping in your answers should less than 15 minutes.

If you’re interested in transport, and who isn’t, you might see this as your chance to back Hackney LCC’s opposition to segregated cycleways – or to hint that you just might wish for some separation from motor traffic.

Biased? No, the survey is objective. Oh, me biased? Definitely. When it comes to cyclist safety, I am very biased.

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* Main picture, at top: a cyclist rides through the difficult-to-negotiate Broadway Market near London Fields E8.  All photographs on this page © DavidAltheer[at]gmail.com. All for sale for reproduction. Most photographs are available in bigger formats.

* Backstory: Segregated cycling? No, says Hackney; Cops will enforce 20mph limit says council; Cycopathic? No bike path; Why women get off the bike; Track to the future; Hackney tops cycling table; Segregated cycling? No, says Hackney; Hackney cyclists demand segways

* London Cycling Campaign, Hackney meets at the community hall, Marcon Court Estate, Amhurst Road Hackney E8 1LN. Contact: comis@hackney-cyclists.org.uk, 020 7729 2273 

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