According to a document published last month, London's aspiration to become "a great cycling city" has taken one step closer to reality. The office of the Mayor of London has approved plans to develop Europe's longest segregated bicycle lane through the centre of the city following modifications to an original plan that drew sharp criticism from residents and commuters. The new plans, which have been supported by a number of private companies and public bodies, aims to maintain vehicular traffic capacity whilst allowing the segregated cycle lanes to cater for a large capacity of cyclists.
Approval from the Transport for London (TFL) Board is expected tomorrow. If it is granted, the £41million central part of the route is expected to be completed in mid-2016.
See Foster+Partners plans for a "cycling utopia" in London below:
References: Transport for London