Car / cyclist conflict issue
Reported via iOS in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 17:32, Friday 12 June 2020
Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later
I hope you’re well. I wanted to raise an issue I keep having repeatedly on this street, which is a designated cycle quietway. In the parts with just about enough space for 2-way traffic, I have been repeatedly close passed on my bike while riding alone - or beeped at when riding in primary position. There is not enough space in the lane to safely overtake a cyclist, when traffic is approaching in the oncoming lane, is it possible to maybe put some signage up to this effect (I mean ideally you’d remove the car parking to allow more space for pavements and bikes). Secondly, coming to the end junction with Pitfield street - when it becomes a pinch point where only one vehicle can pass in either direction at a time - if I cycle into it with my way clear, cars pulling in from pitfield street consistently fail to give way when I am on my bike. There is not enough space to safely let them squeeze past me in the opposite direction, but any attempt at staying primary to stop them from doing so becomes a game of chicken where drivers actively drive their cars at you until you move, despite you having priority and having been there ‘first’ so to speak. Can clearer priority markings and some kind of solution be looked at to these issues? P.s please keep the construction bike lane filter on pitfield street, it has made things so much better!
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