Barclays Cycle Superhighways / About the scheme
What are Barclays Cycle Superhighways?
Barclays Cycle Superhighways are cycle routes running from outer London into central London.
They give you safer, faster and more direct journeys into the city and could be your best and quickest way to get to work.
Four have launched, with a further eight to be introduced by 2015.
CS3 and CS7 launched in summer 2010, and CS2 and CS8 launched in summer 2011. The remaining eight will be introduced by 2015.
We're building the Barclays Cycle Superhighways to improve cycling conditions for people who already commute by bike, and to encourage new cyclists.
As part of the Mayor's cycle revolution we aim to increase cycling in London by 400 per cent by 2025 (compared to 2000 levels).
Lanes are at least 1.5m wide and continue through junctions. Advanced Stop Lines at traffic lights help you get ahead of traffic, and changed junction layouts give you more space
Supporting your journey
We are also working with boroughs and businesses close to the routes to:
- Improve cycle parking at both ends of your commute
- Offer additional cycle training sessions to help improve on-road cycle skills and confidence
- Provide cycle safety checks to ensure you're bike is fit for the road
Watch the Barclays Cycle Superhighways video
What the routes look like
Impact of the first two Superhighways