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London Mayor Boris Johnson Plans Cycle Highways Crossing City

London Mayor Boris Johnson plans to build two cycle routes crossing the capital from north to south and east to west to encourage Londoners to use their bikes in a city where nine cyclists were killed this year.

The two paths will separate cyclists from other traffic, forming Europe’s longest “substantially segregated urban cycleways,” the mayor’s offices said in a statement today. The north-south route will run for more than three miles from King’s Cross to Elephant & Castle and the east-west path will cover 18 miles from Barking to Acton.