Major new Cycle Superhighway extension opens in the heart of London

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A major new extension to Cycle Superhighway 6 (CS6) is being officially opened this week by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Transport for London (TfL), and local boroughs.

The extension to Cycle Superhighway 6 is a high-quality 2.5km route between Farringdon and King’s Cross, and the extension means that Cycle Superhighway 6 now connects Elephant & Castle all the way up to Kings Cross, passing through key transport hubs such as Blackfriars and Farringdon stations. The total length of CS6 is now 5km.  

The new route, delivered in partnership with Islington and Camden councils, further expands London’s growing high-quality cycle network, including connecting to the recently launched Quietway 2, and linking to upcoming cycle and pedestrian improvements on Clerkenwell Road, Judd Street, Euston Road and Midland Road. 

Expanding London’s cycling network is an important part of the Mayor’s ambition to tackle London’s toxic air and create healthy streets, as well as a vital step towards his Vision Zero goal of eliminating deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads. Sadiq’s bold aim is to increase, the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport in London to 80 per cent of journeys by 2041, compared to 64 per cent now.

 

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