Should cyclists be allowed to ride through Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels?

Should cyclists be allowed to ride through Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels?

Should cyclists be allowed to ride through Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels?

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Users of Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels are being asked whether a law should be changed to allow cycling through the passages.

Around 80 per cent of cyclists ride their bikes through the narrow tunnels even though a bylaw currently prohibits cycling, skateboarding and rollerskating.

The Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels (Fogwoft) are seeking views on the best use of the tunnels, which are currently being refurbished.

They aim to find a way to reduce conflict between around 3,000 pedestrians and cyclists which pass through the passageways each day.

The informal survey will run until April 25 when any proposals will be submitted to Greenwich Council.

To have your say about the tunnels visit fogwoft.com/survey or email fogwoft3@gmail.com

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1:11pm Mon 17 Mar 14

genna1310 says...

No! It's an under the river foot path and they ain't allowed to use normal foot paths!
My youngest daughter got hit by a guy who was on the footpath on Woolwich road last year,
No! It's an under the river foot path and they ain't allowed to use normal foot paths! My youngest daughter got hit by a guy who was on the footpath on Woolwich road last year, genna1310
  • Score: 5

2:17pm Mon 17 Mar 14

reasonable75 says...

Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK

But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane
Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane reasonable75
  • Score: 3

2:20pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Francis Sedgemore says...

On behalf of the Fogwoft...

The opinion poll is necessary in order to gauge 'stakeholder' opinion on the matter. Fogwoft members – i.e., those individuals who have attended our two public meetings to date, along with the elected committee – have already expressed a firm opinion on the matter, but, given the passions aroused on all sides, a more representative survey is required.

Note that, even if a majority vote in favour of a change in the bylaw, it is up to the council to decide, based on legal and other considerations. Such considerations would include the London Cycling Design Standards: an official guidance document from Transport for London which indicates that the Greenwich tunnel is too narrow for shared use (i.e., cycling and walking).

If you care about this issue, and have a direct interest in and knowledge of it, please vote in the Fogwoft poll, and let us know your views on any aspect of the Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels. The tunnels belong to the community, and Fogwoft aims to represent the community in dialogue with the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
On behalf of the Fogwoft... The opinion poll is necessary in order to gauge 'stakeholder' opinion on the matter. Fogwoft members – i.e., those individuals who have attended our two public meetings to date, along with the elected committee – have already expressed a firm opinion on the matter, but, given the passions aroused on all sides, a more representative survey is required. Note that, even if a majority vote in favour of a change in the bylaw, it is up to the council to decide, based on legal and other considerations. Such considerations would include the London Cycling Design Standards: an official guidance document from Transport for London which indicates that the Greenwich tunnel is too narrow for shared use (i.e., cycling and walking). If you care about this issue, and have a direct interest in and knowledge of it, please vote in the Fogwoft poll, and let us know your views on any aspect of the Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels. The tunnels belong to the community, and Fogwoft aims to represent the community in dialogue with the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Francis Sedgemore
  • Score: 7

5:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK

But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane
My thoughts exactly, that's why I didn't bother posting.
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly, that's why I didn't bother posting. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 14

8:34pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
reasonable75 wrote:
Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK

But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane
My thoughts exactly, that's why I didn't bother posting.
What a surprise - is there actually any one group of people in society whom you -don't- hate? Sucks to be you doesn't it.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly, that's why I didn't bother posting.[/p][/quote]What a surprise - is there actually any one group of people in society whom you -don't- hate? Sucks to be you doesn't it. Dr. Nick
  • Score: -9

10:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Gypo.Joe says...

"that's why I didn't bother posting"

ROFL


Oh dear me what a moron.
"that's why I didn't bother posting" ROFL Oh dear me what a moron. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -14

10:13am Tue 18 Mar 14

the wall says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
reasonable75 wrote:
Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK

But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane
My thoughts exactly, that's why I didn't bother posting.
DERRRRRRRR- you have posted.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: Depends - if there's clear segregation with a proper cycle lane then it might be OK But I doubt the lycra louts would pay any attention to a cycle lane[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly, that's why I didn't bother posting.[/p][/quote]DERRRRRRRR- you have posted. the wall
  • Score: 2

11:27am Tue 18 Mar 14

PaulErith says...

No!
No! PaulErith
  • Score: -4

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