Mayor promises removal of Holborn gyratory and to substantially improve Cycle Superhighway 2

Mayor Boris Johnson has replied to the London Cycling Campaign in response to a letter we sent him in July regarding the need for action to deal with dangerous roads and junctions.

Our letter was written following the deaths of two London cyclists in collisions with lorries at Aldgate and Holborn this summer.

The Mayor's letter offers encouragement that he and his Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, are actively trying to address the dangers presented to cyclists at both locations, saying that plans for a “substantial upgrade” of Aldgate/Cycle Superhighway 2 will be available “soon”.

We believe that fixing CS2 quickly, and to international standard, is a litmus test of the Mayor’s promises to our Love London, Go Dutch campaign.

Therefore, we're delighted the Mayor reaffirms this commitment in the same letter, we'll appraise this upgrade in that light.

Regarding Holborn, the most eye-catching commitment is to “expedite” the removal of the Proctor Street one-way system, which presents substantial dangers to anyone on a bicycle.

We strongly welcome this – returning junctions to two-way operation, with proper space and/or signalling for cycling is one of the best ways of making them cycle-friendly – and will engage with the authorities to help make this happen as soon as possible.