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Segregated cycle track planned for Vauxhall Bridge

Transport for London has announced plans to create a segregated cycle lane across Vauxhall Bridge.

Segregated cycle track planned for Vauxhall Bridge

“In my cycling vision I promised that the worst and most dangerous junctions would be made safe for cyclists," said Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

"Vauxhall is the first.

"In the same week London hosted the Tour de France, I am perhaps even more excited by this scheme, which will help ordinary cyclists every day for years to come.”

The new segregated track will be part of Cycle Superhighway 5 from Belgrave Square to New Cross. TfL says that each day around 3,000 cyclists use Vauxhall Bridge in the rush hours alone.

For 'heritage reasons' the bike track on Vauxhall Bridge would not have the blue surface used elsewhere on Cycle Superhighways.

Public consultation runs until 14 September and work could begin in this winter.

The scheme includes short-term alterations to the Vauxhall gyratory system pending a more radical overhaul of the junction.

The future of Vauxhall Bus Station remains a contentious local issue, with more than 1,700 people signing a petition to retain the bus interchange.

Campaigners fear that the bus station, which was opened just 10 years ago, will be replaced with bus stop dispersed around a new-look junction and its surrounding high-rise developments.

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