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February 10th, 2016
Boris Johnson continued his cycling revolution after announcing plans for three so called ‘cycle superhighways’ in London.
Mr Johnson said:
“Almost one million more Londoners will be given easy access to safe cycling routes under these plans. That’s vital if we are to meet the challenge of London’s population boom.
“With schemes already in progress across London, these new proposals will create a complete network reaching north, south, east and west. By careful planning we have also been able to deliver a balance of benefits for pedestrians and motorists.”
The highways are planned for the A40 Westway flyover, between Swiss Cottage and the West End and between Farringdon and King’s Cross. They will form part of the Mayor’s flagship “Crossrail for bikes” between Acton and Barking and will be part of a wider strategy to accommodate the increasing number of cyclists in the city which has trebled in 15 years unlike commuting by car which has reduced.
Cycling commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, claims the new cycle highways will mean a “fast and direct route to a vast swathe of west London and employment opportunities in Park Royal, Old Oak Common, Ealing, Acton and Shepherd’s Bush”.
He said: “All these town centres will all be within easy reach of central London. It will take 15 minutes to get from East Acton to the West End on a bike. It will be the quickest way to travel.”
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