Labour’s Sadiq Khan has pledged to continue Boris Johnson’s Cycle Superhighway and Quietways programmes if he succeeds him as Mayor next year.
Mr Johnson has previously said the schemes would transform cycling by providing safe, guided routes through the city which he’s suggested would encourage thousands more casual and new cyclists on to the streets.
Unveiling a six-point cycling policy, Mr Khan has also promised to conduct “an urgent review” of Transport for London’s Safer Junction Programmes to ensure it’s tackling major accident blackspot and promised to use City Hall’s planning powers to deliver more secure cycle parking spaces.
The mayoral hopeful has also says he’d roll out 20mph zones across the city, pedestrianise Oxford Street and improve cycle access to the surrounding area.
Mr Khan said: “I’ll make London a byword for cycling around the world – making it easier and safer to get around our city by bike and encouraging thousands more Londoners to take up cycling.
“We still have a long way to go to make London safer for cyclists – and for those who would like to cycle but currently don’t feel comfortable doing so.
“I want to develop and accelerate the progress made with London’s bike hire scheme and Cycle Superhighways, learning from what has worked and what hasn’t.
“Where possible, I want to see safe and segregated provision delivered on Superhighway routes, quiet ways and in our town-centres, as well as many more cycle storage and parking spaces.”