The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has responded with cautious optimism to plans revealed last week by Transport for London (TfL) for street design ideas aimed at offering cyclists extra protection. However it has also warned of a potential negative impact on freight deliveries.
The plans, aimed at accommodating the growing number of cyclists in the capital, include increasing the amount of segregated cycle spaces, similar to methods employed across Europe.
In a statement, the FTA supported the changes in principle, but expressed concern that the changes may take away the capacity for vehicle movements and inhibit deliveries taking place by narrowing or removing the curbside.
The draft London Cycling Design Standards will be under consultation from 13 June through to 25 June.
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