Every cyclist commuting from north-west London to the West End knows that one does not simply 'cycle' along the Swiss Cottage gyratory during rush hour.
But there's good news: the planned Cycle Superhighway between Swiss Cottage and the West End is definitely going ahead, Sadiq Kahn has confirmed.
In an announcement the Mayor of London reassured cyclists that construction of the 2.5-mile route, CS11, will begin in the autumn of 2017, with alternations to make the dangerous junction at Swiss Cottage safer for pedestrians and cyclists alike.
Alan Bristow, TfL's director of road space management said of the north-south and east-west routes that 'thousands more people are able to safely cycle everyday' and said CS11 should have the same benefits.
The majority of the route is now set in stone, but questions remain over the proposed route through Regent's Park, which has faced opposition from locals, motorists and some borough councils because it would require a closure of some of the park gates.
In a statement, the mayor said, 'CS11 had been left in an absolute mess by the previous administration, with the community divided. But we’ve worked hard to listen to the concerns raised and taken these into account, while still delivering significant improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.'
The news follows the mayor's announcement of £770 million in funding to help make London more cycle-friendly. Sadiq, you're spoiling us.
Picture Credit: Alan Newman via Flickr.
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