The first section of the substantially segregated cycle route, between Elephant and Castle and Stonecutter Street, opened in spring 2016.
The route has now been extended between Farringdon and King's Cross. This extension passes through key transport hubs such as Blackfriars and Farringdon stations. The full route is 5km long.
The route extension was created in partnership with Islington and Camden Councils.
The final section of the route to King's Cross meant major changes to the road layout, including:
The extended route improves safety and comfort for cyclists by reducing conflict with motorised traffic. It also provides new and improved facilities for pedestrians.
Cycle Superhighway 6 (North-South) is either fully separated from traffic, or on quiet back streets.
The first section of CS6 connects to CS7 at Elephant & Castle, the East-West Cycle Superhighway at Blackfriars Junction and Quietway 1 at Webber Street.
The extension continues the route along main roads and adds another connection to the proposed Central London Grid from West Smithfield.
It links to the quieter back streets, connecting to Calthorpe Street and the proposed cycle route at Judd Street/Midland Road.
To make the route safer for cyclists, pedestrians and other road users we have introduced:
We improved the footway along Warner Street and opened Ray Street for cyclists to travel in both directions after permanently altering traffic arrangements there.
Our work included:
We consulted on proposals for the first section (Elephant & Castle to Stonecutter Street) of CS6 in autumn 2014.
A separate consultation was held in spring 2016 on detailed proposals for the extension from Stonecutter Street to King's Cross.
Find out more on the North-South Cycle Superhighway consultation page.
The revised proposals for the junction of Farringdon Street/West Smithfield/Snow Hill in November/December 2016 are on the Farringdon Street/West Smithfield/Snow Hill consultation page.