Time Out – Five things about the Mayor’s plans

Courtesy: Time Out, 2014

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1) The 18-mile east–west route (which connects with existing cycle superhighways at Tower Hill and Westbourne Terrace) will be Europe’s longest ‘substantially segregated’ urban cycleway. (Picture: New Bridge Street, looking north.)

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2) The north–south route runs from King’s Cross to Elephant & Castle, crossing the Thames at Blackfriars Bridge, where it will also intersect with the east-west route. (Picture: Victoria Embankment at the RAF Memorial, looking south.)

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3) There will also be protected routes through some of the city’s most notoriously dangerous junctions, including Tower Hill, Blackfriars and Lancaster Gate. (Picture: Victoria Embankment at Blackfriars Bridge, looking east.)

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4) The main routes will connect with a series of ‘quietways’ in busy central London areas. These will likely include the West End, Paddington, Maida Vale and Notting Hill. (Picture: Tower Hill, looking west.)

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5) The east–west route will pass over the Westway flyover, replacing one lane of vehicle traffic. (Picture: Parliament Square, looking east.)