Thursday, 1 December 2005

Lambeth CRISPs

No not a new brand of tasty snack but Cycle Route Implementation and Stakeholder Plans!

In November 2005 Lambeth Cyclists were involved in two major studies of the borough's highways.

Cycle Route Implementation and Stakeholder Plans (CRISPs) are practical on the ground assessments of the cycling conditions and changes that could be made to make the roads more cycle friendly. On the allotted CRISP day we got on our bikes and cycled the routes with TfL consultants to look at areas such as junctions where cyclists can be at risk from other motor traffic turning and areas where speeding traffic could be reduced.

The two routes -from Streatham, through Brixton, Kennington and Waterloo and Stockwell Road to
South Lambeth Road, South Lambeth Place (Vauxhall Cross), Albert Embankment to Lambeth Palace Road- are part of the London Cycle Network+ detailed in the Mayor for London's Cycling Strategy which aims to increase cycling in the capital. We hope that TfL were able to gain an insight into our experience as cyclists of these routes. We will be monitoring the report and recommendations submitted to TfL closely.