The first section of the substantially segregated cycle route opened between Elephant and Castle and Stonecutter Street, near Holborn Viaduct in spring 2016. Cyclists can use the route in both directions.
Construction for the North-South Cycle Superhighway extension to King's Cross is expected to begin in spring 2017.
The route has been designed to improve safety and comfort for cyclists by reducing conflict with motorised traffic. It also provides new and improved pedestrian facilities along the route.
The 5km North-South route will be either fully separated from traffic, or on quiet back streets. At its northern end, the route will connect with Central London Grid routes, allowing cyclists to travel safely further north beyond King's Cross.
The North-South Cycle Superhighway intersects with the East-West Cycle Superhighway at the Blackfriars/Victoria Embankment junction and CS7 at Elephant and Castle.
This work is part of our Road Modernisation Plan.
We consulted on the proposals for the first sections of the North-South Cycle Superhighway between September and November 2014.
A separate consultation was held in February and March 2016 on detailed proposals for the route between Stonecutter Street and King's Cross.
More information is on the North-South Cycle Superhighway consultation page.