London First response to Mayor of London’s plans for “Crossrail for the bike”March 7, 2013
This morning, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a “Crossrail for the bike” as part of his plans for a nearly £1 billion investment in London cycling. The route will run for more than 15 miles from the western suburbs through the heart of London to Canary Wharf and Barking.
Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“The is a visionary proposal from the Mayor to improve cycling infrastructure in London. It should be part of a wider debate about how we use scarce road space and accommodate all those who need to get around the city, whether for pleasure, on business or to make deliveries. London has long needed a joined up transport strategy that effectively integrates all modes of transport and this move to encourage more people to cycle is a welcome first step.”