By the clock Boris Johnson’s full term as the mayor of London is over, the new generation of “cycle superhighways” would be close to almost being finished.
Yet his sight of a city criss-crossed by unintegrated cycle pathways divides opinion.
Canary Wharf Group chief executive Sir George talked for a lot of people when he called them a twentieth century solution to a twenty-first century trouble, stating they would aggravate rather than resolve the congestion problems of the capital.
Head of the property developer Sir George told that he hesitate to say a nineteenth century solution because in the nineteenth century they knew what they were doing. To strangle the traffic is not helpful. If one comes to Tower Hill any morning, there is a tailback of commercial vehicles – miles long.
Journalist Andrew Gilligan who is mayor’s cycling commissioner, told that consultations and polls have revealed a majority of people want betterments for cyclists. There always is noisy objection, but they always turn out to be from the minority.
Cycle superhighways, a project introduced Mr Johnson, were supposed to stir up a cycling revolution. Yet the very first interpretations comprised mostly of brand new signs as well as blue paint on the road, and did very little to save cyclists from lorries, buses and cars. One of the paths that led to a junction with a motorway, became infamous as a danger spot; in the year 2013, 6 cyclists lost their lives in London in 2 weeks.