London Superhighways launch to mixed acclaim

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Not by any stretch of the imagination can we call them "Cycling Superhighways",  whatever Mayor of London Boris Johnson likes to claim. He did so again with great fervour at the launch, on Clapham Common, at the launch of the first two pilot routes to open in  London this morning at a cost of £22 million.

They are CS7 from Merton to the City and CS3 from Barking to Tower Gateway. But they are, despite two particularly serious hazardous junctions, a welcome development and an improvement on the bog standard cycle lanes they have replaced.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.