Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Mile End Road to become Cycle Superhighway

#2: Bicycle Superhighway along the A11 from Bow to Aldgate - coloured red

Tower Hamlets is to get two new Cycle Superhighways running along the A11 (Mile End Road) and the A13.
Barclays Cycle Superhighways are new cycle lanes that run into central London from outer London to provide cyclists with safer, faster and more direct journeys into the city.

We're building the Superhighways to:
  • Improve cycling conditions for people who already commute by bike
  • Encourage those who don't to take to pedal power and keep fit
  • Help cut congestion
  • Relieve overcrowding on public transport
  • Reduce emissions.

One of these will be using Mile End Road.  The other CS3 (Barking to Tower Gateway) along the A13 is due to finish Summer 2010.

According to Transport for London, Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Aldgate - coloured red on the above map - is scheduled to be up and running by Summer 2011.  I think it's pretty safe to conclude that even if there is an overrun it will definitely be working before the Olympics in 2012!

For some reason, Transport for London has not seen fit to give local residents their own customised leaflets and consequently the ones we've received are all about BCS8 - Wandsworth to Westminster!!! 

MERA has sent an email query to TfL asking when we can expect to get some really useful information which is relevant to local residents.

In particular we will be looking for information about what works we can expect which will affect local residents and where these will be.

Looks like Mile End Road will become very blue!
For more general information on Barclays Cycle Superhighways, led rides or cycle training, visit tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclesuperhighways

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