'Cycling safety is a top priority for the Government'
Cycling safety is a top priority for the Government and we will do everything possible to reduce casualties on our roads.
We are not holding back TfL’s plans to test new techniques such as traffic signals for cyclists because it has not submitted any formal application to DfT for approval.
We would be happy to consider any such plans and have contacted TFL to arrange a meeting.
– A Department for Transport spokesman
In the meantime we have already made it easier and cheaper for local authorities to install 20mph zones and limits.
Work to revise the traffic sign regulations is already underway and we are planning to include a range of new measures specifically for cyclists.
VIDEO: Plans for capital's cycle super corridor
London Mayor Boris Johnson's proposals for a cycle super corridor across central London are for an east-west cycle corridor along the Embankment, to be created within four years.
It will link up the existing four blue cycle super highways, plus a fifth due to be launched next year.
It is then planned to extend the network still further, with an additional seven routes on the cards, subject to consultation.
Boris plans to create cycle super corridor in central London
London Mayor Boris Johnson is planning to create a cycle super corridor across central London.
The mayor claims the plan, along with other proposals including more cyclist-only traffic lights, will make using a bike in London safer.
It comes after the number of cyclists killed on the capitals' road rose to 12 last week.