The first section of the substantially segregated cycle route, between Elephant and Castle and Stonecutter Street, opened in spring 2016. Cyclists can use the route in both directions.
The project is managed in partnership with the London Borough of Camden and Islington Council.
The new section of the route means major changes to the road layout, including:
The extended route will improve safety and comfort for cyclists by reducing conflict with motorised traffic. It also provides new and improved facilities for pedestrians.
The 5km North-South route will be either fully separated from traffic, or on quiet back streets.
The first section of CS6 already connects to CS7 at Elephant & Castle, the East-West Cycle Superhighway at Blackfriars Junction and Quietway 1 at Webber Street.
The second phase will continue the route along main roads and add a further connection to the proposed Central London Grid from West Smithfield.
It will then link to the quieter back streets where it will connect 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 will introduce:
The second section of the route travels along TfL, Camden and Islington roads.
We will manage construction on the roads owned by TfL and Islington Council. Camden will manage works on its own roads.
The map below shows the route and who is responsible for managing each section of construction.
Camden's works at Regent Square, which began in November 2017, take place 08:00-16:30 on weekdays and some Saturdays.
Works to improve the footway along Warner Street started on the northern side of the street at the junction with Mount Pleasant. They will continue throughout February 2018 on the southern side of the street.
In February 2018 we finished work to permanently alter the traffic arrangements on Ray Street. Ray Street is now open - in both directions - for cyclists.
Our work included:
We will replace the temporary cycle track with a permanent segregated cycle track by summer 2018.
We will be working at the junction of the A201 Farringdon Road and Charterhouse Street throughout spring 2018.
We will be working at and near the junction of the A201 Farringdon Road and Clerkenwell Road throughout into June 2018.
As part of these works we will install part of a new cycle track at Farringdon Road.
We will be working at and near the junction of Herbal Hill, Saffron Hill and Clerkenwell Road throughout April 2018.
As part of these works we will install a new signalized junction and pedestrian crossing.
We will be working at and near the junction of West Smithfield, and the A201 Farringdon Road until late April 2018.
We are resurfacing sections of Farringdon Road and Farringdon Street overnight in April.
Our contractors will be working in these locations on Farringdon Road between 21:00 and 05:00 starting on the following days:
Please note that there will be no vehicle or cycle access to Farringdon Road while work is carried out.
Our contractors will be working in these locations on Farringdon Street between 21:00 and 05:00, starting on the following days:
We will do everything we can to finish the works on time, but poor weather conditions may mean we need to reschedule at short notice.
While Farringdon Road is resurfaced, routes 63, N63 and 172 will be diverted.
While Farringdon Street is resurfaced, routes 17, 172, 45, 63, N63 will be diverted.
We will keep footways and pedestrian crossings open wherever possible and clearly signpost any temporary closures or diversions. You will still be able to access your property.
We will use a range of measures to minimise noise, vibration and disruption, including:
We will have recycling skips on site to ensure we recycle everything we can.
We are working with the London Borough of Camden, the London Borough of Islington, CVU and Volkers.
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.
We consulted on revised proposals for the junction of Farringdon Street/West Smithfield/Snow Hill in November/December 2016.
Find out more on the Farringdon Street/West Smithfield/Snow Hill consultation page.