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Video: Planned cycling-friendly transformation of Stratford town centre

Segregated cycle lanes would link up with CS2

Newham Council has released a video of planned improvements to Stratford town centre. The plan is to introduce two-way traffic and segregated cycle lanes which will join up with Cycle Superhighway 2. The plans also feature wider footways and cycle facilities near shops.

The Stratford one-way traffic system was originally introduced in 1967, but the council says it has been obsolete since the completion of the Woodford Bypass in 1992 which links the A12 in Hackney to the M11.

The plan is to introduce a two-way traffic ​system and road calming measures to reduce speeds. There will be raised crossings and junctions and a 20mph limit.

There will also be segregated cycle tracks with a level difference to the footway and these will connect to CS2.

If the changes are approved, construction will begin in summer 2017. The aim is to complete the improvements by spring 2019.

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