Crossrail plans are 'flawed's, says CTC22/09/2005 News
The current plans for Crossrail, the brand new rail line that will connect Central London with the Thames Valley and Essex, show little or no consideration for cyclists or for cycling, according to CTC.
CTC public transport campaigner, Dave Holladay, said: “The difficulties in integrating cycling with rail services are largely due to a lack of thought in providing for cyclists in the original design, and if action is not taken now Crossrail will be no different.”
Crossrail will not have the closely spaced stations of the tube, and plans need to take into account the need to bring passengers to and from trains without swamping the existing tube, bus and rail networks, or building costly car parks – if the land is available.
Holladay said: “Nowhere in the planning we have seen to date is there any sign of a holistic plan, which views the rail journey as door-to door and takes into account the vital role that cycling has to play in helping passengers complete their journeys.”
CTC has submitted a petition against the Crossrail Bill in its current form to the Commons.