Westminster Cycling Campaign News - June 2016

First section of East-West Cycle Superhighway now open

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Parliament Square

The first section of the East-West Cycle Superhighway has now opened along the Victoria Embankment between Parliament Square and the City. This includes the section through Parliament Square. However, the cycle track through Great George Street cannot yet be used by westbound cyclists.

The section along West Carriage Drive in Hyde Park is due to open on 17th June. (Link to Tweet with photo) Work has already begun on the South Carriage Drive.

Improvements to the junction of Constitution Hill with Hyde Park Corner have been delayed by problems with services below the road, but are expected to be completed soon. Other work in Green Park and St James's Park is scheduled for after the end of the summer season of ceremonial events. This includes improvements to the junctions of the Mall with Marlborough Road and with Horse Guards Road, now scheduled for October.

Westminster has taken preliminary steps towards implementing the route along parts of Westourne Terrace, Westbourne Street and Bayswater Road.

The Mayor of London's press office has denied rumours that Sadiq Khan intends to scrap the extension of the East-West Cycle Superhighway along Westway. Indeed, before his election, the new Mayor committed himself to the LCC's Sign for Cycling campaign. Mr Khan also pledged to revive plans to part-pedestrianise Parliament Square.