Two brand new cycle superhighways are on the cards for London. They will make cycling safer and easier for those already cycling in London, as well as help thousands more discover the joys and convenience of cycling.
They could feature fully separated cycle tracks like those on the Embankment or Blackfriars Bridge, along with a range of improved pedestrian crossings. But the plans need your support to get the go ahead.
Here’s what they are and how you can help make them happen.
Brand new Cycle Superhighways proposed for West and South-east London
The Mayor is consulting on designs for two new superhighway routes, Superhighways 9 and 4.
Connecting Kensington Olympia to Brentford, Cycle Superhighway 9 could introduce six kilometres of Dutch-style segregated cycle track on the A315. Elsewhere it will follow two streets where through-traffic will be reduced, creating a much safer and quieter street for all.
In South-east London, running all the way from Tower Bridge to Greenwich, Cycle Superhighway 4 could initially add four kilometres of protected cycle track along the A200 with a view to adding much more along Lower Road in future. The Mayor’s proposals even include overhauling the Rotherhithe Roundabout, which has long been on the target list of danger spots.
Together, the two Cycle Superhighways will add a further 10 kilometres of protected space for people cycling in London – particularly if you live in Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham, Southwark, Lewisham or Greenwich. This goes part of the way toward fulfilling the Mayor's commitments to the London Cycle Campaign.
On top of that, the plans include improvements to over 40 pedestrian crossings and installation of 10 new pedestrian crossings with safer traffic light signals, making these streets easier to cross.
What you can do
A positive response to this consultation will mean the Mayor will not hesitate to give plans the go ahead. Transport for London and the Mayor need to know that we want to see these plans happen.
Just have two minutes? Write an email
To make it easier for you, we have pre-populated the email message with key points. Please include your name and postcode in the email, and add any further comments you may have about the roads included in the consultation:
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Sustrans will submit detailed responses to the full consultations, which will be posted here.