Boris says get on your bike in East London

BORIS Johnson has launched a specially designated bike lane through east London today in a bid to boost bike use in the capital. The route, now dubbed CS3 heads from Barking to Tower Gateway via Commercial Road and Cable Street in Shadwell. Transport fo

BORIS Johnson has launched a specially designated bike lane through east London today in a bid to boost bike use in the capital.

The route, now dubbed CS3 heads from Barking to Tower Gateway via Commercial Road and Cable Street in Shadwell.

Transport for London estimates that cyclists make 5,000 trips a day on the route, but wants to increase this to 27,000 daily trips by 2013.

Another pilot Superhighway was launched from Merton in south London to the City.

The scheme includes highly visible blue cycle lanes along both pilot routes, at a minimum of 1.5m wide and is trailing 37 cycle safety mirrors at junctions along both pilot routes to give drivers of large vehicles better visibility of cyclists when preparing to turn left.

Segregated lanes at Cable Street and The A13 - East India Dock Road and Commercial Road have also been upgraded.

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More information about the pilot routes, including maps is available at www.tfl.gov.uk/barclayscyclesuperhighways