LCC engages with TfL on second phase of Cycle Superhighways

photo Two Cycle Superhighway are scheduled to open this year, with a further 10 routes by 2015

LCC is currently giving detailed input to the second phase of the Cycle Superhighways project.

Using local expertise, LCC is providing Transport for London with recommendations on optimum routing and street treatments for four more Superhighways.

The Superhighways project aims to create 12 cycle-friendly commuter routes from the outer boroughs into Central London, being implemented in three phases, with two due for completion in 2010, four more in 2012, and the rest by 2015.

We want to work with TfL for quality routes
LCC chief executive Koy Thomson said, "At the invitation of TfL, we put significant effort into helping provide quality assessments for the first two Superhighways.

"However, we fear that due to the pressure to deliver the first two so quickly, many of the major decisions had already been taken.

"Therefore, for the second phase of the project, we’re making sure our analysis is available to TfL much earlier in the design process.

"LCC is arguing strongly that this project should give real priority to the bicycle, not simply the vain hope that masses of bikes will physically push cars out of the way. We want a reallocation of road space, not a fight for road space."