Review of Embankment CSH

MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Business is expressing real concern that while Cycle Superhighways are to be applauded, the embankment design is leading to significant increases in congestion, poor air quality and risks to the mobility of the emergency services and a hit to business in one of the main thorough ways in central London. Will you please review the Embankment Cycle Superhighway design as a priority?


Answer for Review of Embankment CSH

Answer for Review of Embankment CSH

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Cycle Superhighway along Victoria Embankment has been a huge success, with over 10,000 people counted cycling at Embankment Pier daily in Autumn 2017, an increase of 38% compared to 2014 figures. The Superhighway has also brought significant benefits for people walking.

Many of London's businesses are supportive of cycling, with 85% of London's Business Improvement Districts reporting in a 2017 survey that a good environment for cycling is important for business performance. A large number of significant businesses also supported the introduction of the Superhighway when it was originally consulted with the public.

Transport for London always monitors the performance of recently constructed schemes. It will continue to do this with the East West Superhighway to ensure that it continues to operate in the best way possible for all road users, making any adjustments as necessary.  For example, following close working with local businesses, final changes are nearing completion at the Byward Street/Trinity Square junction, with improvements to local access and network performance.