First low level signals for cyclists installed in Bow

The first cycle traffic lights at eye-level have been installed at a a roundabout in east London which has seen several accidents, resulting in death or serious injury.

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Eye-level cycle signals one of 'series of safety measures'

Innovative measures such as this are just one of a number of new safety initiatives we've been pushing for as part of my vision for cycling.

We look forward to continuing to work with the government on many more measures to help make cycling even safer, more attractive and convenient for Londoners.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

First time cycle signal lights have been used in the UK

  • Low level cycle signals have been common in parts of Europe, but this is the first time the lights have been installed in the UK
  • Transport for London wants to install more cycle lights, but need permission first from the Department of Transport
  • The signals are part of a £913 million plan from the Mayor to improve cycle safety


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