How many cyclists can you fit in one advance stop box?

Photo copyright Barnet Cycling Campaign

Photo copyright Barnet Cycling Campaign

The photo above, posted yesterday on Facebook by the London Cycling Campaign, really struck a chord with me. I used to cycle though this junction – at the intersection between Gray’s Inn Road and Theobald’s Road in central London – on my way to and from work for over three years. It’s a junction I know very, very well.

If you think there are a lot of cyclists in this photo (taken at 6pm), you should see the same junction in the morning going the other way.  I used to wile away the time waiting for the lights to change by counting the numbers of cyclists around me. It was often well above the 27 pictured above. It’s been four years since I stopped commuting this way, so I can only imagine how much worse it’s got since then. Continue reading

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