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Cyclists (Islington And Haringey)

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what considerations led his Department to advise cyclists not to use the A1 red route in Islington and Haringey during recent re-surfacing; and if he will make a statement. [37977]

For safety reasons, the Highways Agency felt it necessary to advise cyclists to find alternative routes while essential repairs were being carried out on the A1. To keep traffic moving and to protect the work force it was necessary to operate with very narrow lanes. With the Archway road being steep and with insufficient room for motorists to pass cyclists, it was considered that cyclists would be at risk from impatient drivers or those exercising poor judgment.