Embankment superhighway

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5277
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As it helps tackle air pollution and encourage active travel, will the Mayor commit to keeping the Embankment superhighway in its current form as a flagship cycle scheme for London?

Answer

Embankment superhighway

Embankment superhighway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. Cycling on the Embankment has increased significantly as a result of the East-West Cycle Superhighway, with over 10,000 cyclists a day counted.  The scheme has been a huge success and there are no plans to remove it.  The future of London depends on enabling more people to walk, cycle and use public transport and I am committed to developing a network of high quality cycling facilities to achieve that aim.  Not only does this make more efficient use of road space, but, as you say, helps tackle air pollution and encourages active travel.