The new section of Cycle Superhighway 2, between Bow and Stratford, has just under 2 miles of new cycle track, almost entirely physically separated from traffic.
It also has “bus stop bypasses” to protect cyclists. Similar bus stop bypasses already exist in other parts of London, such as on Pinner Road in North Harrow, and in Brighton.
Unveiling the new Superhighway, Boris Johnson, said:
“This Barclays Cycle Superhighway is the first physical fruit of my promise to improve the experience of cycling in London. A stone’s throw from the Olympic velodrome where Britain’s cycling team topped the world, we humbler London cyclists now have a world-standard cycle route of our own.
"I am also today announcing that we will build a second substantially-segregated cycle superhighway through the heart of central London - adding a north-south segregated route to our already-announced east-west route.
I share people’s impatience for change. We have taken the time to ensure that it is done properly - but that physical change is now underway.”
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