Cycle Superhighway 5

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The proposed Cycle Superhighway 5 going east stops at New Cross Gate, when the roads get very squashed and dangerous for cyclists. Is this a definite choice by you to leave cyclists unprotected along the most congested section of this road, because you don't want to disadvantage other road users?

Answer

Answer for Cycle Superhighway 5

Answer for Cycle Superhighway 5

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Barclays Cycle Superhighway (CS5) was originally planned to run from Victoria to Lewisham town centre. As the design progressed, it became increasingly apparent that in order to fulfil my commitment to ensure the Cycle Superhighway is of sufficient high quality, physical constraints along this stretch would limit TfL's ability to complete the route to these top standards.

TfL is still very much committed to delivering significant cycling improvements on the section of the A20, East of New Cross. Although they will not be formally branded as part of CS5, the route will still benefit from better cycling facilities, with 0.7km of new mandatory cycle lanes and substantial resurfacing of the roads.