Transport for London has commissioned independent transport research group TRL to trial ‘Dutch roundabouts’ and eye-level signals, ahead of a ‘potential roll out as soon as 2014’.
At TRL’s large scale facility in Berkshire, press were yesterday given access to trials, which are set to continue through to July, as experts analyse the various junction designs, road markings and driver/cyclist interaction on each.
…Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan, who arrived by bike, was among those touring TRL yesterday and he told the BBC: “We’ve got a cycling budget of £913m over ten years and it includes £100m to refit junctions. I’m really looking forward to seeing this [roundabout] on the road. I think it’s going to be fantastic for cyclists.”
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