Transport for London (TfL) has announced plans to proceed with Cycle Superhighway 6 (CS6) after receiving ‘majority support’ in a public consultation about the route.
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, says lessons have been learnt from previous superhighway schemes and the new scheme will include wider pavements and more crossing points for pedestrians.
Known as the the ‘North-South Superhighway’, CS6 will stretch 5km between Elephant and Castle and King’s Cross. At its northern end, the route will connect with the planned Quietway 2 and Central London Grid routes, allowing cyclists to travel safely to Hackney, Walthamstow, Camden and Swiss Cottage.
TfL says the route was backed by 70% of residents who responded to the consultation, and a number of changes have been made to the original plan to address concerns of local residents and stakeholders.
A detailed design will now be developed and, subject to approval from Camden and Islington Councils, construction will begin in spring 2017.
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said: “We must make it safer and easier for all Londoners to cycle. It can have major benefits for our health, and making cycling part of people’s everyday lives will also help clean up London’s toxic air.
“The extension of the North-South Cycle Superhighway will make a big difference joining up existing and planned safe cycle routes in this part of London, and make cycling a safe and practical option for thousands more Londoners.
“We’re determined to learn all the lessons from previous superhighway schemes, and we’ve listened carefully to everyone who responded to the consultation. This includes incorporating wider pavements and more crossing points to ensure pedestrians properly benefit from the new scheme too.”
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07 September 2016