London Mayor: Press on with Cycle Superhighway 11 plans
03/08/2016 Highways Reporters
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is pressing ahead with plans for Cycle Superhighway 11 between Swiss Cottage and the West End.
Transport for London (TfL) has published the results of its consultation on Cycle Superhighway 11, with 60% of respondents in favour of the new cycle route.
Cycle Superhighway 11 would link with the Central London Grid and other cycling routes across London and was developed in close collaboration with the London Borough of Camden, Westminster City Council and The Royal Parks. According to TfL, the proposed changes to road layouts and junctions would make them safer for pedestrians as well as cyclists and encourage more active travel for people living, working or passing through the area.
Mr Khan said: “Making cycling easier and safer benefits all of us. Cycle Superhighway 11 will play an important role improving the quality of our toxic air, improving Londoners’ health, and make thousands more people feel comfortable cycling. It will link cycling routes in central London to North West London through Camden, making it safer for local people of all ages and backgrounds to make cycling a part of their everyday lives.
“I am determined to learn the lessons from previous cycle superhighway schemes and I’ve asked TfL to continue to work closely with the local councils and stakeholders to ensure we minimise any disruption to motorists and other road users, both during the construction of the scheme and after it’s completed. This includes ensuring changes around Swiss Cottage gyratory benefit car-users who use that busy junction every day. Improving junctions along the busy route will also make the area substantially safer for pedestrians, and we want to continue to work closely with residents as the scheme moves forward.”