London is getting a cycle superhighway and it looks brilliant

We want one of these in RBKC! Looks amazing!


Undated TfL handout artist's impression of how Vauxhall Bridge may look with central London's first segregated cycle "superhighway", a continuous two-way and separated east-west track, which will be built from Kennington Oval to Pimlico, through the gyratory and across Vauxhall Bridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 9, 2014. The Vauxhall gyratory in London has been described by mayor Boris Johnson's cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan as the "nastiest" in the capital. See PA story TRANSPORT Cycling. Photo credit should read: TfL/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. How Vauxhall Bridge may look with central London’s first segregated cycle “superhighway”(Picture: PA)

Cyclists will be fully segregated from vehicles for the first time in London under plans for a new cycle superhighway at one of the city’s nastiest road junctions.

The two-way lanes are to be built from Kennington Oval to Pimlico – running through the Vauxhall gyratory system, where a cyclist died early last month.

Subject to a public consultation, work to build the route could begin in winter, separating tens of thousands of cyclists from buses, cars, lorries and pedestrians.

Yesterday, mayor Boris Johnson said: ‘In my cycling vision, I promised that the worst and most dangerous junctions would be safe for cyclists.

‘Vauxhall is the first. In the same week London hosted the Tour de France, I am perhaps even more excited by this plan, which will help cyclists every day for many years.’

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