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Cyclist manifesto on track for London super cycle highways

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:55 05 October 2010

CYCLING enthusiasts have drawn up a wish list’ of things they want when London Mayor Boris Johnson launches his cycle superhighways’ for London. It includes priority over motorists, keeping paths free of parked cars and doing away with hazardous one-way systems and roundabouts

By Else Kvist

CYCLING enthusiasts have drawn up a 'wish list' of things they want when London Mayor Boris Johnson launches his 'cycle superhighways' for London.

An online 'cycle' manifesto has been drawn up by the London Cycling Campaign which includes priority over motorists, keeping paths free of parked cars, doing away with hazardous one-way systems and roundabouts, traffic-free sections and even preventing vehicles passing too close.

The campaign's Koy Thomson said: "We're concerned at a weakening of commitment on the proposed 'cycle superhighways.'

"The Mayor needs to step in and make clear that he's aiming for standards that'll be the envy of Europe."

Boris Johnson announced plans earlier in the year for 12 'cycle superhighways' from central London to the suburbs by the end of 2012.

Two of the routes will be completed by next May, including Tower Gateway to Barking which will pass through Shadwell, Limehouse and Poplar in East London.

Tow more routes being drawn up through the East End are Aldgate to Ilford, passing through Whitechapel and Mile End, and Tower Bridge to Woolwich.


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