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London's North-South Cycle Superhighway approved

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The North-South Cycle Superhighway has been approved for construction in spring 2017.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London have confirmed the route between King’s Cross St Pancras and Elephant & Castle.

Cycle Superhighway 6 was supported by 70% of people involved in a public consultation earlier in the year.

The route will provide a direct 5km route incorporating full separation from traffic and quiet back streets. It will connect the Central London cycle routes with Hackney, Walthamstow, Camden and Swiss Cottage.

A new 1,600m2 long footpath along the route, and 14 new or upgraded crossing points will provide extra access for pedestrians.

A detailed design – based on the public consultation – will need approval from Camden and Islington Council before construction begins next year.

“The extension of the North-South Cycle Superhighway will make a big difference joining up existing and planned safe cycle routes in this part of London, and make cycling a safe and practical option for thousands more Londoners,” said Khan.

“We’re determined to learn all the lessons from previous superhighway schemes, and we’ve listened carefully to everyone who responded to the consultation. This includes incorporating wider pavements and more crossing points to ensure pedestrians properly benefit from the new scheme too.”

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