Cycle Superhighway 1

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I recently undertook a route visit with a representative from Haringey Cycling Campaign along the proposed CS1 route in Haringey. Whilst welcoming CS1 concerns were expressed as follows:

a) Does the Mayor agree that the route should be on a more direct main road as opposed to largely back streets, as is the case at the moment, to meet full Superhighway criteria and that at least the narrowest and most congested section of the route, crossing St Ann's Road, should be moved now, in the proposed work, to the main road (High Rd A10)?

b) If the current proposed route is agreed upon, will the Mayor commit to doing the necessary future work required to re-align the route from back streets to the main road?

c) Can you also confirm the section of Superhighway 1 at Seven Sisters Station will be designed fully in accordance with the latest guidance included in the Draft London Cycle Design Standards, including junction design and taking in to account the need to maintain pedestrian safety?

d) Can you confirm that CS1 will be delivered on time?



Answer for Cycle Superhighway 1

Answer for Cycle Superhighway 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

a) Cycle Superhighways do not have to follow routes along main roads. The criteria for Superhighways are to provide safe, direct and convenient routes for cyclists which the proposed alignment for CS1 would provide. Cycling journeys on the proposed route are expected to be quicker as cyclists would pass through significantly fewer sets of traffic signals compared with the equivalent journey along the A10.  

b) The route is subject to public consultation and if implemented would be monitored to identify whether the intended benefits are being delivered i.e. more people cycling along the new facility. If the evaluation identifies any improvements to CS1 TfL will consider these as appropriate.

c) The designs for the whole route take into account the latest design guidance and are subject to public consultation. Facilities along Tottenham High Road will look to formalise space allocation between pedestrians and cyclists, on a stretch that is currently a shared footway with no demarcation.  A design solution has been proposed that will make pedestrians fully aware of the presence of cyclists, and will help cyclists avoid interaction with motorised traffic on the main carriageway along Tottenham High Road.

d) The planned delivery timescales for CS1 are being reviewed throughout the design process and will be outlined during the planned public consultation.