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Boris Johnson is planning three more cycle superhighways for London

Isabelle Aron

Boris Johnson is making his last days as mayor count by pushing ahead with his grand plans for three more cycle superhighways. The next stage of the mayor's 'Crossrail for Bikes' scheme includes removing one of the three eastbound lanes on the A40 Westway flyover to make way for a cycle lane, as well as two more routes between Swiss Cottage and the West End and Farringdon and King’s Cross. If the proposals get the green light, cyclists will be able to ride from Swiss Cottage and Camden Town to Canary Wharf, Barking or Elephant & Castle all on designated cycle paths or low-traffic streets. The new cycle superhighways would mean slight delays for cars on some routes, but given that there's going to be more cyclists than motorists on London's roads in the next few years, it's probably not a bad idea to free up some road space for folks on two wheels.

Find out more about London's cycle superhighways.

See London's busiest cycle routes on this handy map


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