The confusing layout, mystifying and hurried traffic-light sequencing, and skewed priorities of Bow roundabout combine with high volumes of fast moving traffic, to make Bow roundabout London one of the most dangerous spots in London for cyclists. Even the so-called Cycle Superhighway 2, which is basically a strip of blue paint, fails to prevent many serious and all too often fatal cycling accidents on this notorious roundabout.
Avoiding Bow roundabout London
There are alternative routes allowing cyclists to avoid this dangerous roundabout and subsequently prevent becoming involved in a road traffic accident, but these routes also present risks of being hit by vehicles, as well as the possible risk of being injured by being caught in cross winds. In addition, these routes add roughly 15 minutes to the time it would take to get to your destination by taking your life into your hands on Bow roundabout.
The most commonly taken route to bypass Bow roundabout London when travelling to Stratford from Tower Hill is the CS3 (Cycle Superhighway three), which takes cyclists via:
- Limehouse Cut and Lea River
- Three Miles Island
- Bisson and Gay Road
- Abbey Lane and Road
- West Ham Lane
This alternative route involves navigating a number of footbridges. Naturally, cyclists are exposed to the risk of cycling injuries here, too.
Hackney to Stratford
Getting from Hackney to Stratford can be accomplished by heading north on the Grand Union Canal cycle path and then travelling via:
- Mile End Park
- Victoria Park
- Wallis and Waterden Road
- Westfield Avenue
Again, a pedestrian bridge needs to be crossed, and accidents on the road still remain a risk.
The only other alternative to try and avoid cycling related injuries on Bow roundabout London is to get a folding bike and take a Central Line train to Stratford from Mile End station.
Should you be injured in a traffic accident caused by another road user, you may be entitled to cycling injury compensation. Speak to a helpful Accident Advice Helpline advisor to learn more about how and when to claim for compensation. Our advisors can be reached every day of the year and our helpline is open 24 hours a day.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice