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Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge now open in full

London SE1 website team

The first phase of the North-South Cycle Superhighway was opened to the public on Thursday when the barriers came down on the section from Blackfriars Bridge to Farringdon Street.

Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge now open in full
Cycle Superhighway 6 is now open all the way across Blackfriars Bridge

The completion of the segregated cycle track across Blackfriars Bridge is the culmination of more than a decade of campaigning by bike activists since the death of Vicki McCreery in 2004.

In 2011 cycling campaigners staged a series of protests at the bridge linked to City of London plans to remodel the junction at the northern end.

Cycle superhighway 6 from St George's Circus to Farringdon Street has taken more than a year to build.

Transport for London recently held a public consultation on plans for the next phase of the route between Farringdon Street and King's Cross.

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