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by Mark Zalewski
March 15, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Dennis wins final TT; Team Sky had previously bought Fluimucil at nearby pharmacy; Roswell-Shand retires at 28; After Tirreno, all eyes shift to Milano-San Remo, with Quick-Step Floors as favourites; Cavendish comes into Milano-San Remo ready after quiet Tirreno; Dumoulin calls Tirreno TT ‘disappointing’; Dog walker nearly takes out Sagan in Tirreno TT; Berlin cyclist throwing battery acid at women; Cycle lane paint linked to two deaths; Speed bumps to be added to Broad Walk in Hyde Park; Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage seven highlights; Video: All roads lead to Nordkapp.
A popular area for cyclists in London to escape vehicle traffic will be getting multiple speed bumps to reduce speeds. BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine has criticised similar measures employed in Kensington Gardens, saying the construction of the bumps is “so big it’s ridiculous.”
Broad Walk in Hyde Park. Photo: N Chadwick (Creative Commons)
The plans unveiled by the Royal Parks in a bid to reduce cycling speeds to 10mph (16kph) on Broad Walk have sparked a row between cyclists and walkers. Statistics showed 1,200 cyclists use the cycle paths through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park during rush hour.
One cyclist was clocked riding 32 mph (51.5kph).
“Everyone has to recognise that when they come into a park they’re entering a very different environment,” Simon Richards, who leads The Royal Parks’ Cycling Board, told the Evening Standard. “For everyone’s sake we want to encourage cyclists to adjust their behaviour when moving from busy roads to peaceful paths, and similarly pedestrians need to be aware there are a whole variety of other users they have to watch out for.
“Our parks welcome a range of visitors, all of whom come to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. While we welcome cyclists and offer 68 miles of cycle routes, pathways and horse tracks, it is important we do all we can to ensure everyone can enjoy our parks in safety.”
Click through to read more at the Evening Standard.