Consultation on two London Cycle Superhighway routes that were first announced in 2008 is set to finally take place next year.
The CS4 and CS9 routes, from Woolwich to Tower Bridge and Hounslow to Olympia respectively, were one of 12 cycle highways proposed by then London Mayor Ken Livingstone in 2008.
His successor Boris Johnson had overseen the construction of seven before Sadiq Khan came into power this May, and under the Labour mayorship, work on building the remaining highways is set to get underway.
The capital’s deputy mayor for transport, Val Shawcross, told the London Cycling Campaign’s AGM that consultations on both CS4 and Cs9 would commence in 2017.
Delays to the projects have been the result of safety concerns over the non-segrtated infrastructure, with a 2013 report saying that the superhighways would have to change their design to include physical separation from traffic. Many of the existing highways are only denoted by a strip of blue paint at the side of the road.
East-west and north-south superhighways were also prioritised over other proposed routes, including CS4 and Cs9.
Anti-cycling sentiment has been prevalent in the capital this year, with the Daily Mail recently brandishing on its front page that cyclists are the reason behind London’s gridlocked roads.
The failed Conservative mayoral condition Zac Goldsmith had previously said that he would “rip up” certain cycle superhighways if he was elected.