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.
Saffron Hill/Herbal Hill junction
We will be working at and near the junction of Herbal Hill, Saffron Hill and Clerkenwell Road throughout summer 2018.
As part of these works we will install a new junction and pedestrian crossing with signals.
We will be working on these roads until summer 2018. We are building a stepped cycle track (it sits above the road level) and relocating motorcycle parking and a taxi bay on the southbound side of Farringdon Street.
We will be working on the northbound side of Farringdon Street until the end of July. In mid-August we will start work on the Stonecutter junction and install a signalised cycle crossing.
Farringdon Street will be closed between Ludgate Circus and Snow Hill on these weekends while we lay a new kerb:
Northbound traffic travelling from Ludgate Circus to Farringdon Road will need to follow a signed diversion route via Fleet Street, New Fetter Lane (A4), Holborn (A40), Gray's Inn Road (A5200) and Rosebery Avenue (A401).
Southbound traffic will not be affected.
We will be working at and near the junction of West Smithfield, and the A201 Farringdon Road throughout summer 2018.
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 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 will replace the temporary cycle track with a permanent segregated cycle track by summer 2018.
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.