We're royally chuffed! Cycle superhighway to continue safely past Buckingham Palace
- By rosie_lcc on at 5:18pm 24 August 2015
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: cycle superhighway, better junctions, csew, Spur Rd
We're delighted that an agreement has finally been reached that - subject to consultation - the East-West cycle superhighway will continue safely past Buckingham Palace when it's completed next spring. New plans have been unveiled which show segregated cycle tracks either side of the Spur Rd section.
The announcement follows months of campaigning by London Cycling Campaign and others. We were shocked by the previous proposals for the location, which despite being an incredibly busy and intimidating junction - one of the 33 most dangerous identified for improvement as part of TfL's Better Junctions scheme - offered no safe space for cycling. The old plans showed the cycle superhighway vanishing by the Queen Victoria Memorial next to Buckingham Palace. Cyclists would have been expected to either use the existing shared-use area – mixing with thousands of pedestrians at one of London's most popular tourist destinations - or mix with six lanes of motor traffic.
Earlier this year thousands of LCC supporters wrote to the Royal Parks to urge them to allow the cycle superhighway to continue safely past this iconic location, so we're royally chuffed to hear that our calls haven't been ignored. Thanks to everyone who took action.
Transport for London will consult on these new and improved plans until 4 October. You can respond to the proposals through the TfL website. If you'd like to give us your thoughts on the proposals and inform LCC's official response to the consultation, LCC campaigners are discussing the proposals on here on Cyclescape.