Labour Councillors have called for an investigation in to the location of a Barclays Cycle Hire Bay at the top of Seymour Place, W1, a few yards down from the Marylebone Road junction. The guard posts at both ends of the cycle bay have both been knocked down by speeding cars even before the bike bay is in operation. Residents in Seymour Place say they were never consulted on the siting of this bike bay and, if they had have been consulted, would have told Westminster Council and TfL that this location is far too dangerous for a bike bay.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“The fact that both the guard posts have been demolished by speeding vehicles just days after they were installed shows that this is the wrong location for a cycle hire bay. I have lived near here for many years and I know how fast cars travel down Seymour Place from Lisson Grove. This make this a very dangerous location for cyclists and drivers and I urge Westminster and TfL to think again about this location before there is a more serious accident”