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Video | Boris opens cycle routes

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Outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson opened sections of two cycle superhighways on his last day in charge of the capital last week.

Johnson, who famously introducing the so-called Boris Bikes to the capital, opened north-south and east-west cycle lanes before being replaced by Labour’s Sadiq Khan.

Cyclists can now travel from Parliament Square to Barking on traffic-free segregated tracks and low-traffic streets. The Westminster to Hyde Park Corner, Lancaster Gate and Paddington section is under construction.

Meanwhile cyclists can connect at Blackfriars to the traffic-free north-south superhighway between Ludgate Circus, Southwark and Elephant & Castle. Work on the route from Farringdon to Kings Cross could get underway later this year, subject to a consultation.

Johnson said: “As one or two people might know, I am a passionate supporter of cycling and I have worked hard to make London a cycle-friendly city. So I think it’s fitting that the last thing I do as mayor is to inaugurate these spectacular new routes, and a new era of cycling in London.”

This video shows cyclists on the north-south route last week.

Cycling on the north-south superhighway in London in May 2016

 

 

 

 

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