Barclays Cycle Superhighways Evaluation of Pilot Routes 3 and 7

Transport for London
Publication date: 
July 2011

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Barclays Cycle Superhighways is one of three major programmes alongside the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme and Biking Boroughs designed to help meet the Mayor’s vision for cycling in London:

“To make the physical and cultural changes required for London to become a cyclised city: one where people can ride their bicycles safely, enjoyably and easily in an environment that embraces cycling.”1

The first two pilot Barclays Cycle Superhighways, launched in July 2010, enabled the concept of a cycle superhighway and its various elements to be tested, providing valuable lessons for future routes.

Barclays Cycle Superhighways aim to increase commuter cycling, breaking down barriers to commuting by bicycle through a unique package of measures.

This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the first two pilot Barclays Cycle Superhighways. It looks at the profile of cycling along the two routes and how and why the numbers of cyclists have changed since their introduction. The report also considers the general perception of the Barclays Cycle Superhighways and looks at the implementation, costs and impacts of the individual measures, and the impact on other modes of transport.