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60% support new Cycle Superhighway plans

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The results of a new public consultation have shown that 60% support the proposed Cycle Superhighway 11 from Swiss Cottage to the West End.

TfL’s consultation received 6,000 responses, with 60% either supporting or offering partial support for the project – 37% did not support the proposal, and 3% were not sure or gave no opinion.

The proposal would see Swiss Cottage’s gyratory removed and protected cycling provision added. 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Making cycling easier and safer benefits all of us. Cycle Superhighway 11 will play an important role improving the quality of our toxic air, improving Londoners’ health, and make thousands more people feel comfortable cycling.

”It will link cycling routes in central London to North West London through Camden, making it safer for local people of all ages and backgrounds to make cycling a part of their everyday lives.

”I am determined to learn the lessons from previous cycle superhighway schemes and I’ve asked TfL to continue to work closely with the local councils and stakeholders to ensure we minimise any disruption to motorists and other road users, both during the construction of the scheme and after it’s completed.

”This includes ensuring changes around Swiss Cottage gyratory benefit car-users who use that busy junction every day. Improving junctions along the busy route will also make the area substantially safer for pedestrians, and we want to continue to work closely with residents as the scheme moves forward.”

The consultation also considered views from local businessess and organisations.

The Zoological Society of London (London Zoo), the London Taxi Drivers’ Association, the London Tourist Coach Operators’ Association and the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK did not support the proposals.

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