Initial work starts on London's first two Cycle Superhighways

  • Soort:Nieuws Fietsberaad
  • Datum:01-03-2010
The delivery of London's first two Cycle Superhighways moved a step closer as works started on the two pilot routes. 'The Superhighways, alongside our cycle hire scheme and our huge cycle safety programme, will transform the experience of cycling in the Capital', says Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

The Cycle Superhighways will make it safer and easier to commute by bike between outer and inner London on direct and continuous cycle routes. As well as installing new cycle lanes and upgrading existing ones, other works scheduled before the pilot routes launch in summer 2010. There will be Advanced Stop Lines installed at many junctions along both routes, which provide a space for cyclists to wait at lights ahead of the queue of traffic. Realigning traffic lanes and bus lanes will make busy stretches of the Superhighways safer for cyclists. New are also trialing cycle safety mirrors at junctions along both pilot routes. These mirrors give drivers of large vehicles better visibility of cyclists when turning left. Furthermore there will be new segregated cycle lanes at several locations. As well as cycling infrastructure improvements, TfL is installing 300 new cycle parking spaces along both pilot routes. This is in addition to the extra cycle parking that will installed by the eight London boroughs the routes run through. Businesses within 1.5km of the two pilot routes which have more than 50 employees on one site are now being invited to bid to TfL for funding for cycle parking, cycle training and cycle maintenance sessions for staff.


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