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Unsafe for cyclistist. No safe alternative provision. Accident waiting to happen

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 11:48, Sat 10 April 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2663433.

Thurston road is beyond a joke. Now, there is no access to the cycle path, with an unsafe alternative proviced to cross one of the busiest roads in SE London. The temporary pedestrian crossing lights aren't always working. This is an important cycling crossing, but the sign incorrectly identifoes this as solely a pedestrian crossing. The cycle lane is blocked by works traffic, offering no safe alternative for cyclists. Thurston should be the “safe” cycle route and is a key element of the established Waterlink Way cycling route that links to Cycleway 10 in Deptford. It is anything but safe at the moment and an accident is surely inevitable unless action is taken quickly.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update you on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 09:32, Mon 12 April 2021

  • Our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved. Cyclists diversion signs added New PLS installed with Visually impaired facilities, all Kerb Ramps secured Pedestrians Diversion signs are acceptable as two routes available. Space taken on Thurston road appears to be justified, we have observed cyclist using the route without any issues.

    Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 15:37, Wed 14 April 2021

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