A third of guardrails on London’s red routes are being removed by Transport for London in an bid to reduce street clutter and improve the urban realm, according to the LCC.
TfL is removing the rails as they can block escape routes for cyclists threatened by motor vehicles, and are also believed to encourage motor vehicles to drive fast.
But they’re also frequently used for bike flyparking. So the LCC has written to TfL asking that any guard railings which are removed, and which serve as bike parking, should be replaced by bike stands.
TfL says it’s surveying locations where guard railing is removed to assess the need for cycle parking.