East London cycle consultation to begin in January

By Rob Virtue on December 27, 2012 12:29 PM |

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Transport bosses have promised cyclists a safer route through Newham under plans to be consulted on next month.

The planned extension of Barclays Cycle Superhighway 2, which currently runs from Aldgate to Bow, includes 3km of separated cycle lanes and 10 junction upgrades.

Transport for London has teamed up with Newham Council on the proposals after the borough's mayor Sir Robin Wales had previously blocked the superhighway coming into the area, citing concerns over cyclists' safety.

Speaking over the latest plans Sir Robin said: "It's important that residents take part in the consultation so they can make sure the route incorporates all the design and safety aspects they want to see, resulting in high quality cycling infrastructure which will improve safety for cyclists, road users and pedestrians."

The consultation opens to the public on January 7 from when it will be available to view at tfl.gov.uk.

There will also be public exhibitions at Stratford Shopping Centre from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, January 19. and at View Tube, Marshgate Lane, The Greenway, between midday and 4pm on Sunday, January 20.

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