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News from Caroline Russell: Cycle Superhighway 11 shortened to just Swiss Cottage junction

20 March 2019

Cycle Superhighway 11 shortened to just Swiss Cottage junction

Caroline Russell joins cries of frustration as delays and legal action mean only the Swiss Cottage junction element will be built of the long-awaited Cycle Superhighway 11.

Transport for London today confirmed they will not proceed with Cycle Superhighway 11 from Swiss Cottage to the West End after Westminster Council’s judicial review. 

TfL will now progress Swiss Cottage junction separately with Camden council. TfL have today indicated it is the Crown Estate Paving Commission that are blocking attempts to cut traffic volumes and speeds in Regent’s Park with gate closures.

Caroline Russell says:

It’s so disappointing that Westminster and the Crown Estate Paving Commission are looking backwards to a traffic choked, car based past rather than a future of safe walking and cycling.

The roads within Regent’s Park will remain a hostile environment where only the brave and those without alternatives are choosing to walk and cycle. 

Removing through traffic from Regent’s Park would be an important step in reclaiming these green lungs from motor domination. I urge Westminster, the Royal Parks and Crown Estate Paving Commission to work together to cut traffic speed and volume within Regent’s Park to make walking and cycling there safer.

The Mayor and councils must work together to transform our streets if we are going to reduce traffic, clean up our air and enable Londoners to walk and cycle safely for their everyday journeys.

Notes to editors

Caroline is available for interview.

Caroline Russell was elected as a Green member of the London Assembly in May 2016. She has been an Islington councillor since 2014.

Announcement here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/cs-11/