'I've built 140km of cycle infrastructure in London': Khan defies cycling critics

'I've built 140km of cycle infrastructure in London': Khan defies cycling critics

Laura Laker 21 Sep 2018 Mayor Sadiq Khan hits back at cycling infrastructure critics as he unveils new cycle superhighway extensions London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced he has completed 140 km of cycle routes during his mayoralty so far, as a further 2.5km of cycle superhighway opened this week, from Farringdon to Kings Cross. At the opening of an extension to cycle superhighway 6, which now runs 5km south to Elephant and Castle, Khan said he’s optimistic about meeting his pledge to triple the protected cycle routes built by former mayor Boris Johnson. However, critics say he’ll have to get a move on, as much of what he’s built are largely unprotected 'quietways'. Khan said he is working with boroughs who are willing to build decent walking and cycling infrastructure, while condemning Westminster City Council, who blocked Oxford Street pedestrianisation and cycle superhighway 11, as ‘anti-walking, anti-cycling’. He hinted at ...

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