Plan to build Westway cycle superhighway scrapped by mayor

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Image caption The proposed scheme would have separated cyclists from traffic by a concrete barrier topped with a glass pane

Plans to create a segregated cycle path on London's A40 Westway have been scrapped by the mayor's office.

The proposed route was amongst a package of "cycle superhighways" announced by then-mayor Boris Johnson.

Transport for London (TfL) had been consulting on proposals to create a cycle path on the flyover's six traffic lanes, but has now dropped the plans.

Sadiq Khan's Office confirmed it was committed to an East-West cycle path but is looking at alternative routes.

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Image caption South of Regent’s Park, a new planned cycle path would run along Park Crescent and Portland Place to finish near the BBC

Mr Khan has approved two cycle superhighways since coming to office in May.

In September the mayor approved separate plans for a three mile (5km) cycle superhighway between Elephant and Castle and King's Cross, while a cycle superhighway linking Swiss Cottage and Oxford Circus was approved in August.

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