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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Hi all,

Is it just me or has Wightman Road now become an absolute death trap for us cyclists with the jutty out bits that enrage car drivers who swerve into us to avoid oncoming cars...?

Thinking a cycle track on part of pavement could be an answer... We don't take up as much space as a car parking half way across the pavement as it used to be...


Tags for Forum Posts: cycling, cycling safety, harringay traffic study, traffic, wightman road improvements

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Agree, still feel very nervous cycling on Wightman at the moment. Before, the worry was about cars behind you. Now you also need to worry about cars in front as they manoeuvre around the chicanes

We should all be on the bus/tube and then there wouldn't be the traffic or pollution problems.  Cycling is not the holy grail.

If you able it's a massive help however (but certainly part not all the solution):

Removes either:

  • Cars from the road, making more room for buses and lessening pollution
  • Reduces users of other public transport making more room for others.

Both are wins.

Some people don't have the luxury of being able to use public transport, others don't have the funds. Some face an impossible journey. Some need their vehicles to deliver their service or goods. Some use private hire vehicles because of practical challenges they face. Other than these oversights you are 100% correct.

In almost all cases a year’s worth of public transport travel cost is lower than owning a vehicle in London. Public transport is usually faster in central London than driving, thought it may not be the most comfortable form of travel. As far as trade and the such - no way around it. In my view the local government can’t do enough to tax, complicate and generally make more expensive the use of private vehicles within the M25. 

Cycling saves me money but will use the bus to work when needed and public transport is my main method to get around at weekends. It’s not a simple ether/or. Also if everyone used public transport the queues would be hellish

The tube is pretty overloaded as it stands. Things like Crossrail will ease it but we've seen the issues with that.

Moving private vehicle users to bikes is an easy win. No more congestion on stretched public transport and a lower volume of traffic.



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