Responding to reports that the Embankment Cycle Superhighway will get the go-ahead from Mayor Boris Johnson, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:
“Decent cycling infrastructure is important not only to increase safety on our streets but to encourage more people to take to their bikes.
“Boris’ record on cycle infrastructure has been shaky to date, but we’re finally witnessing a step in the right direction. If executed properly, these plans have the potential to make a massive difference to cyclists.
“I welcome the fact that TfL have consulted widely on this project and, despite some concerns, have been able to design a broadly workable solution. It is clear the extra time listening to people’s views has highlighted the depth of public support for improved cycling infrastructure in the capital.
“Like many Londoners I am looking forward to such an iconic location becoming safe and welcoming for all cyclists