Both routes are largely segregated, and junctions give priority to cyclists. They pass close to many of London's top attractions, and also include improvements to improve the general environment, and help pedestrians.
But these improvements come at a cost, not only financial, but in terms of reallocating space from motorised traffic. There will no doubt be objections from those who would prefer to keep the status quo.
Please take time to review both sets of proposals, and send a supportive response in to the consultations.
View the East-West consultation here
View the North-South consultation here
Neither plan is perfect, and there may be areas where you'd like the plans to be improved, but they are better than anything seen before, and need our support to get them approved.
Three things strike me as of special importance for Boris bikers:
- These routes fall almost entirely in areas served by cycle hire docking stations
- They are suitable for novice cyclists as well as those with more experience
- They connect 'tourist London', enabling visitors to use cycle hire safely to reach their destinations
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