Islington Council have recently been investigating what some of the barriers to more cycling in the borough are. As part of our submission we presented a short video (below).
It’s a cyclist’s eye view of riding around the borough and highlights some tricky junctions, speeding motorists, close overtakes and a one way system that takes you round the houses.
One of the key findings of the video is that engineering is not always the solution. Some of the problems we identified can only be tackled by better enforcement of the traffic laws and a greater awareness of the needs of more vulnerable road users.
The video was made instead of a cycle ride around the borough with councillors. However the invitation remains open and we are hopeful that some of them will accept.