CS1 superhighway

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0853
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

There have been two deaths of cyclists on Hackney's main roads so far this year. Why does your proposed cycling superhighway ignore work to make safe busy junctions on the Transport for London road network?

Answer

Answer for CS1 superhighway

Answer for CS1 superhighway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The route proposed for Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) between Tottenham and the City is via quieter roads and will provide quicker, safer and more reliable journeys than the equivalent trip along the parallel A10.

As I stated in my Vision for Cycling in London, Cycle Superhighway routes do not always need to run along busy arterial roads and alternatives should be considered if they provide cyclists with a good level of service - as they do in this case.

TfL continues to develop and deliver substantial improvements to key junctions across the Transport for London Road Network through its ambitious Road Modernisation Plan including two in LB . We are also working with LB Hackney to improve provision for cyclists on Mare Street in the town centre.