Consultation on upgrade to Barclays Cycle Superhighway

Have your say on upgrades at the TFL consultation website


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Transport for London is consulting on proposals to upgrade Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 2 between Aldgate and Bow roundabout. We would create kerb and wand-separated cycle tracks along the whole route and new junctions to separate cyclists from other traffic. The proposals have been designed to improve safety and comfort for cyclists.

The new route would mean some substantial changes to the road layout to create space for cycling improvements between Aldgate and Bow roundabout, including:

  • Kerb and ‘wand’-separated cycle tracks
  • Two new types of junction design along the route to remove or reduce conflict between cyclists and left-turning vehicles
  • Bus stop bypasses directing cyclists behind the bus stop on a carriageway-level cycle track
  • Combining some bus stops which are close together
  • Reduced footway width in some areas to make room for the cycle track
  • Increased space between the footway and the road
  • Removal of around 20 trees (these would be replaced where possible)
  • Four banned turns for motorists
  • Changes to parking and loading (around 90% retained, but with some operating for less of the day)
  • Reallocation of 0.125 km of traffic lane to cyclists along the 4.6 km route
  • Journey time impacts for some other road users

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