We have upgraded Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) between Aldgate and Bow roundabout. The route is open to cyclists.
CS2 now provides a largely segregated cycle route into central London, separating cyclists from other traffic. To make the scheme safer for cyclists and other road users, we have:
- Upgraded CS2 from Aldgate to Bow roundabout, linking to the already segregated extension of CS2 between Bow and Stratford
- Provided segregated cycle lanes to separate cyclists from traffic
- Installed new, innovative junctions, giving more time and space to cyclists
- Improved pedestrian crossings
The work was part of our Road Modernisation Plan.
A number of innovative designs are helping to transform cycling in London and enhance the environment for all road users. Improvements along this route include:
Whitechapel High Street
- A segregated cycle track along either side of Whitechapel High Street
- Additional cycle parking
- A segregated cycle track along most of Whitechapel Road
- A major upgrade of Cambridge Heath Road junction to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians
Mile End Road
- A segregated cycle track along either side of Mile End Road, using 'flexible traffic poles' where there is less space for kerb separation
- Bus stop bypasses where cyclists are taken behind the bus shelter, away from traffic
- A major upgrade of Burdett Road junction to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians
- A largely segregated cycle track along either side of Bow Road and approaching Bow roundabout
- A major upgrade to Fairfield Road junction letting cyclists turn right into and out of the road
We held a consultation on the upgrade from September to November 2014. For more on the changes as they were proposed, see the final CS2 consultation report.