The East-West Cycle Superhighway is now open to cyclists in both directions. The route runs through central London - from Tower Hill to Lancaster Gate. Minor finishing works will continue until the end of autumn 2018.
To make the route safer for cyclists and other road users we have created:
A substantially segregated, two-way cycle track to separate cyclists from motor traffic
Junction innovations including early start, early release and two-stage right turn facilities for cyclists
More pedestrian space with widened footways, traffic islands and bus and coach stop waiting areas
New pedestrian crossings in some places and improved crossings elsewhere
We have decided not to go ahead with a route from Lancaster Gate to Wood Lane via the A40 Westway. Instead we are looking at the feasibility of an alternative route along Bayswater Road, Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park Avenue and Wood Lane.
August 2015: Further proposals for a segregated cycle track along Spur Road.
February 2015: Detailed proposals for the route in Hyde Park and St James's Park, and on revised proposals at Lancaster Gate and Northumberland Avenue.