By Angela Lovely
The new cycle hire station on Charlotte Street has the maps on the wrong way round. Cyclists are directed west to Bloomsbury where they will actually end up in Marylebone, and directed east to Fitzroy Square where they’ll actually end up in Russell Square; and directed north to Soho where they’ll actually end up in Camden Town.
The maps have already caused confusion because they are based on the Legible London maps which are designed for walkers. But the network of one way streets is not shown on the these maps. Transport for London actually produce cycling maps which show one way streets but these haven’t been used on the cycle hire scheme due to what appears to have been a clerical error. Other mistakes have also crept in. Confusing signs for cyclists and pedestrians.