Mayor of London unveils plans to bring cycle superhighway to west London

Sadiq Khan has hailed plans for west London’s first high-quality cycle superhighway.

The Mayor of London announced a consultation for a new segregated super highway between Brentford and Kensington Olympia in a move that aims to bring safer cycling closer to the capital.

Cycle superhighway 9 (CS9) will add nearly 6km of new cycling tracks to the roads between Brentford and Kensington, as well as improvements to pedestrian crossings and traffic light crossings.

One key feature of the proposal is to allow cyclists to bypass Hammersmith Gyratory and Kew Bridge Junction.

Mr Khan said: “It will make a real difference in encouraging Londoners of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and improve conditions for pedestrians across the area.

“As the capital continues to grow, it is vital that we encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle to improve health, productivity and air quality.”

Simon Munk, an infrastructure campaigner for London Cycling Campaign (LCC), spoke of the benefits of the project, from taming dangerous junctions to making the city greener and less congested.

He said: “This route will extend the Cycle Superhighway network to areas where cycling demand is high but cycling infrastructure is virtually non-existent.”

Construction is due to begin late next year, when there may be calls to link CS9 with the East-West superhighway at Hyde Park.

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