A two-way cycle track was constructed in 2002 along this important east-west cycle route through the heart of Bloomsbury. The space for the cycle track was constructed by narrowing the carriageway with a new kerb.
The cycle track has priority over side roads throughout, except for three major junctions where both the cycle track and the main carriageway have traffic signals. There are no give-way markings across the cycle track at any point.
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This is the western end of the route at the junction of Torrington Place with Tottenham Court Road (which runs one-way from right to left across the picture).
The space for the cycle track was constructed by narrowing the carriageway with a new kerb.
Torrington Place, where the track has priorty over several side roads and entrances
Note how the cycle track is mostly at the same level as the main carriageway, so there is no need to bump up and down kerbs.
|At Byng Place the cycle track runs at pavement level across a wide paved area. Note the absence of any bumpy tactile paving or corduroy slabs.|
|The track then runs across the end of Gordon Square, where it has priority over two further side roads.|
|Finally the route crosses the end of Tavistock Square. The main carriageway has traffic signals here, so the cycle track does as well.|