Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Transport for London to proceed with plans for a new cycle route linking Swiss Cottage to Oxford Circus after more than 60% of participants in a public consultation fully or partially backed the scheme.
Cycle Superhighway 11 would cross parts of the London Borough of Camden and Westminster and also see the closure of four of Regent’s Park’s eight gates.
TfL has worked with both councils to identify junctions and road sections which would need to be upgraded to ensure the new route is safe for cyclists.
Proposed alterations include changing the Swiss Cottage one-way system and installing new traffic signals and better pedestrian crossings along the route.
More than 6,000 people, businesses and organisations responded to a public consultation.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the new route would “play an important role improving the quality of our toxic air, improving Londoners’ health, and make thousands more people feel comfortable cycling.”
He added: “I’ve asked TfL to continue to work closely with the local councils and stakeholders to ensure we minimise any disruption to motorists and other road users, both during the construction of the scheme and after it’s completed.”
Alan Bristow, TfL’s Director of Road Space Management, commented: “Along with the Mayor we are committed to delivering new infrastructure that encourages more people to cycle and walk and become more active in their daily lives.
“We will now work with the boroughs, The Royal Parks and other stakeholders to address outstanding issues as we progress with the scheme.”