Lonely Planet Writer

Record-breaking cycle superhighway gets go-ahead in London

Cycle superhighway in London's East end.
Cycle superhighway in London’s East end. Image by Sludge G / CC BY-SA 2.0

Europe’s longest segregated urban cycle lane is to be built in London. The route will run west-east through central London, running from Barking to Acton and taking in Embankment and Parliament Square. It will link up with a new north-south route connecting King’s Cross and Elephant and Castle. Seven cyclists have been killed in the last 18 months on the roads that are due to be improved, and 84% of the public supported the plans. The first, most central leg of the route will cost £41 million and is due to be completed by April 2016. Read more: standard.co.uk