Cycle superhighways (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3151
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

If the Mayor's objectives for first class Cycle Superhighways are to be achieved a reduction in road space for motor vehicles will be necessary in some places. When faced with this choice will the Mayor sanction the reduced capacity for motor vehicles or instead opt for a sub-standard Cycle Superhighway?

Answer

Answer for Cycle superhighways (1)

Answer for Cycle superhighways (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The extent of the potential impact to general traffic is being considered whilst Cycle Superhighways are being designed. Where traffic impacts are manageable within the overall network, space will be given over to cyclists. Where traffic impacts are significant, mitigations will be considered to find the best balance for both cyclists and motorists. A key objective of the pilot routes is to explore and assess the way motorists and cyclists respond to different road layouts, while keeping cyclist safety a priority.