Minimal delays for cars expected as a result of new east-west London cycle superhighway

London's proposed east-west cycle superhighway may cause delays for motor traffic during peak travel times - However, some routes will have shorter travelling times

Figures released from Transport for London (TfL) suggest in the two busiest peak hours, cars travelling along the length of the new segregated east-west superhighway will see an average of one minute and 26 second delay, or 2-43 along the north-south route.

Transport experts believe the cycle routes, which will carry up to 3,000 cyclists per hour in places, are essential to avoid transport meltdown and potential riots as London's commuters are set to increase by 40 per cent over the coming decades.

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