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Work on cycle superhighway starts in East London

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:36 05 October 2010

WORK today began on the first two so-called Cycle Superhighways planned for the capital, including a route to Tower Gateway from Barking. The route to Tower Gateway, which will run via the A13 and Cable Street, will be one of 12 superhighways connecting inner and outer London.

WORK today began on the first two so-called Cycle Superhighways planned for the capital, including a route to Tower Gateway from Barking.

The route to Tower Gateway, which will run via the A13 and Cable Street, will be one of 12 superhighways connecting outer and inner London.

New cycle lanes will be installed and existing ones will be upgraded along the pilot route before its launch this summer.

Transport for London has started resurfacing the road near Westferry DLR station, as part of the route. Other sections earmarked for resurfacing include a stretch between Newby Place and Naval Row in Poplar.

Work has also started on a Superhighway between Merton and the City.

Four other routes will be completed by October 2012, including a superhighway to Aldgate from Ilford, and the remaining six by 2015.

The Superhighways are part of London Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to make it safer and easier to commute by bike on continuous cycle routes.

Businesses within 1.5km of the two pilot routes, with more than 50 employees on one site, can bid for funding for cycle parking, cycle training and cycle maintenance sessions for staff. More information at www.tfl.gov.uk/cyclingworkplaces.


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