Boris Johnson launches the 'Barclays Cycling Superhighways' in London
London's Mayor keeps peddling
London is at the centre of cycling revolution. Since 2000 the number of cyclists on the roads in London has more than doubled, and as part of London Mayor, Boris Johnson's continued commitment to improve and expand accessibility for cyclists in the UK capital, 12 new 'Barclays Super Highways' have been mapped out and will be opening in stages between now and 2016.
Two of these have already launched, covering two of London's largest employment zones; The City and Canary Wharf. The highways are clearly marked in bold blue tarmac and are designed to link unobstructed cycling routes from outside of the centre of London, all the way through central zones, to allow commuters a speedy and safe route into work. The highways even have new safety features, such as cycle view mirrors at left turns, to help motorists look out for cyclists and generally improve motorists/cyclist relations.
The London Mayor insists that cycling has an important role to play in the future of the city and this new initiative aims to break down the barriers to cycling. Unfortunately, there is nothing he can do about the often unwelcoming weather conditions, but this is an excellent new scheme that Londoners are keen to see finished.
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