Properly protected cycle lanes (2)

MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many kilometres of properly protected cycle lane were in place when you took up your Mayoralty in 2016? How many of those kilometres were on cycle superhighway routes?


Answer for Properly protected cycle lanes (2)

Answer for Properly protected cycle lanes (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London is currently conducting a comprehensive London-wide audit of cycling infrastructure, including details of protected cycle lanes on London's streets. This database, which will be launched in 2019, will provide an accurate and up-to-date figure for the total length of protected cycle lanes in London, including those not on Cycle Superhighway routes.

Many Cycle Superhighway routes include sections of protected cycle lanes. As of May 2016, the total length of these sections was approximately 50 route kilometres [counting cycle tracks in both direction]. Some of these sections were newly constructed as part of Cycle Superhighway projects, such as the cycle lanes on the Victoria Embankment, while others were upgrades of existing infrastructure, such as the cycle lanes on Cable Street and the A13.