‘Cycle superhighway’ coming to Vauxhall

THE FIRST ever segregated cycle superhighway in London will be coming to Vauxhall.

The notorious gyratory, where a cyclist was killed when he collided with a lorry last month, will be transformed – with two-way lanes for cyclists cutting through the junction and across Vauxhall bridge.

An impression of how the Vauxhall Bridge will look after the

An impression of how the Vauxhall Bridge will look after the

The track, which will separate thousands of cyclists from lorries, cars, buses and pedestrians, will run from Kennington Oval to Pimlico. Subject to public consultations, work could begin as early as winter this year.

The scheme will also create space for new protected north-south routes through the gyratory, the first of which will be installed next year.

Tafisir Butt, 52, was killed at the junction when he was hit by a truck in June – he was the sixth cyclist to die in London this year.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: “In my Cycling Vision I promised that the worst and most dangerous junctions would be made safe for cyclists. Vauxhall is the first.”

Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “These proposed radical changes would provide a safe and direct route to people travelling through Vauxhall on bicycle, whether they are commuting, exercising or just enjoying being on two-wheels.”