One of our members has been very proactive in trying to get improvements to the London Road roundabout on the A316. This has no crossing facilities on the exits to the London Road, breaking the cycle lanes on the both the northern and southern sides of the A316. These discontinuities act as a significant barrier on one of the busiest roads in the Borough. As well as contacting the Vice Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, GLA Member Caroline Pigeon, they have also produced this summary audit of the problem, which illustrates it very clearly:
We shall continue to pursue improvements on this junction with TfL who have responsibility for the A316 along with other areas of concern on the A316.
If there are areas in the Borough you’d like improved, please let us know. We’ve produced a template which you can easily edit and add your own photos to. This can be a junction you find particularly dangerous, a dangerous cycle lane, a break in a cycle route, a pinch point on the road or anything that causes concern. We rely on you, the cyclists of Richmond, our veloteers, to be our extra sets of eyes and ears on the ground to pick these issues up.
Or, if you’d prefer, send the photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a description of the problem.
We’ll post the audits on this site and raise it in our meetings with Richmond Council and TfL. These audits and pictures are extremely valuable in getting the message across.