Cyclists v lobbyists: gloves are off in the battle for Londons cycle lanes

Cyclists v lobbyists: gloves are off in the battle for Londons cycle lanes
Boris Johnsons ambitious plans for 21 miles of cross-London lanes by 2016 could spark a transport revolution in the capital, but powerful City and business interest groups remain opposed

Chris Boardman: dont let lobbyists destroy cycle plans

Some are already styling it as a battle for the future of Britains cities. On one side stands Boris Johnson and his ambitious plans for a pair of cross-London cycling routes. Against him line up business groups who, critics say, appear more worried about the traffic flow of limousines than safer bike lanes.

Plans for two cycling superhighways through Londons centre a three-mile north-south route and a more ambitious 18-mile stretch running west to east were outlined last year, with detailed plans unveiled in September.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/cyclists-lobbyists-battle-london-cycle-lanes-boris-johnson