Boris Johnson unveils £913m plan to revolutionise cycling in London

The new 15-mile route unveiled by the Mayor will include Dutch-style fully segregated cycle tracks along, among other places, the Victoria embankment and the Westway flyover.

Under the plan, a range of new cycle routes will open over the next four years parallel to and named after Tube lines and bus routes.

The plans will include a new network of “Quietways” – direct, continuous, fully signposted routes on peaceful side streets, running far into the suburbs, and aimed at people put off by cycling in traffic.

It will also include improvements to junctions deemed the least safe fo cyclists, including Blackfriars, Vauxhall and Elephant & Castle and it will enforce 20mph speed limits for all traffic on some cycle routes.

An electric bike hire scheme, similar to the existing Barclays Cycle Hire, will also be trialled.

“We want to give Londoners the road transport network to make cycling attractive to large numbers of people,” Boris Johnson said.

Source: PA

5 thoughts on “Boris Johnson unveils £913m plan to revolutionise cycling in London”

  1. As a foreigner live in a city of cars with few sidewalks, one thing I enjoy most in London is the fantastic city walking. It was like walking in the well kept historical park. One never get bored. Love London’s public transportation system. You can hop up and down the red buses to where you want and walk.

  2. I cycle most places, I live on the IOW – I cycled in London last year the only problem was finding secure parking One suggestion to make roads safer everywhere make other traffic give cyclist at least a metre of space when overtaking etc. That would be a cheap solution for all The Westway viaduct proposal sounds a bit iffy to me, why “over” and not around?

  3. Well 913million where is all this money coming from taxpayers,council tax,vat ,road tax .I am a keen cyclist but this is lunacy we need the
    money for hospitals,schools,police, social services,ARE WE MAD TO AGREE TO THIS !!!Most of traffic is carried in Cars and Public Transport. More people on 4 wheels than 2 .Cyclists do not pay for the

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