The TfL Olympic Cycle Route 1 on the Isle of Dogs

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5-star-route-assessment-methodThe drab and almost-invisible cycle route on the east side of the Isle of Dogs was planned by TfL as a contribution to the 2012 Olympic Games. It was described as an ‘enhancement’ and formed part of TfL’s Better Routes and Places initiative.

Transport for London TfL made a cycle route on the Isle of Dogs

TfL’s Olympic Cycle Route 1 is shown in purple on the TfL Cycling Map of East London. Finding any other evidence of the route’s existence is a geographical and cartographic challenge

This video follow the TfL Olympic Cycle Route from Canary Wharf to Island Gardens. It’s not clear whether the spur from Preston’s Road to Canary Wharf is part of the route. If it isn’t, it should be. If it is, it’s an example of really bad cycling landscape architecture. I did not have the TfL map with me when cycling the route and fear I did not manage to follow all of it by navigating with the inadequate signage.

Transport for London TfL made a cycle route on the Isle of Dogs

Transport for London TfL made a cycle route on the Isle of Dogs as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. It’s dreadful.

Tom Turner

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