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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan looks to expand cycle superhighway into south-east of city

Joe Robinson
28 Sep 2017

Sadiq Khan plans on connecting Tower Bridge to Greenwich with 4km segregated cycle track

In his latest plans to improve cycling infrastructure in the nation's capital, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to expand the cycle superhighway 4 into the south-east of the city.

The latest proposal from Transport for London sees a 4km stretch of segregated cycle track from Greenwich to Tower Bridge, a route used regularly by cyclists. 

The route will provide cycle lanes for some of south-east London's busiest roads including Jamaica Road, Lower Road and Evelyn Street.

Approximately 3,500 cycle trips a day are made along this route, the A200, with it also being one the busiest pedestrian routes also. 

In a three-year period between 2013 and 2016, there were 93 recorded collisions involving cyclists and 49 involving pedestrians along the section of the A200 road in question.

Besides providing a safe passage for the thousands of cyclists commuting into the city, TfL also look to improve the safety and ease for those looking to travel by foot or use public transport additionally.

Commenting on the new proposed highway, Khan underlined the vision of opening up the city by bike to many more Londoners.

'I’m delighted to be able to announce plans to bring more than 4km of segregated cycle lanes to south-east London.'

We need more Londoners to cycle and walk for the good of their health and our air quality, and that’s why we’re working so hard make cycling safer and easier right across the capital.'

These latest proposals come only one week after Khan looked towards working on cycle superhighway 9 in west London stretching from Brentford to Kensington Olympia.

This also comes days after the Labour Party pledged £10 per head annually on cycling and walking if elected into power.

Image Source: Transport for London

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