B3: The Boris Billion-pound Bike-plan
The impact of the London Mayor’s bike master plan – priced at over a billion pounds – is beginning to register.
The plan includes a 117 km “crossrail for the bike” that will be mostly Dutch-style segregated lanes connecting east and west of the city. The path includes 21 km of underground tunnel through central London.
There will be semi-segregated lanes along certain streets, and signposts designating “quiet ways” along back streets.
“The Westway, the ultimate symbol of how the urban motorway tore up our cities, will become the ultimate symbol of how we are claiming central London for the bike,” said the Mayor.
Here’s a concept animation of the planned cycle boulevard: