Nine Elms cycling strategy unveiled
Published: Thursday 31st October 13
Transport for London(TfL) has published a draft cycling strategy for the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area which sets the aim of creating an “exemplary cycling environment”.
Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said:
“The enormous Nine Elms project gives us a truly unique opportunity to create a part of central London which is truly fit for cycling. The challenge is to transform a harsh and physically divided cycling landscape into a safe, attractive and convenient network where bikes don’t have to compete with cars.
“A network of 16 cycle routes is proposed which dissect the area and connect its key attractions. This would include routes though quiet back streets and major improvements to cycling conditions on busy main roads like Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road.
“The network could also include a new cycle bridge across the Thames as well as completely car–free routes through the new linear park and along the Thames riverside.”
About Nine Elms on the South Bank
Nine Elms on the South Bank includes the Albert Embankment, Vauxhall and a large slice of industrial Battersea.
An enormous investment programme has begun to transform the area - around 2million sq m of new development has been granted planning permission across the district.
More than 16,000 new homes will be built - the first 4,000 are now under construction.
Up to 1,000 construction and engineering apprenticeships will be created across the regeneration programme.
The new Nine Elms on the South Bank will provide 25,000 new permanent jobs for London.
The Northern Line Extension will provide two new Tube stops in the area. One will be located at Wandsworth Road and another at Battersea Power Station.
A new stretch of Thames Path will run through the district and a new pedestrian and cycle bridge is planned to create another link to Westminster on the opposite bank of the river.
Work is now underway on major developments including Battersea Power Station, the US Embassy, Riverlight and Embassy Gardens.
For more information visit http://www.nineelmslondon.com/