Fears that Sadiq Khan may have abandoned plans to complete the Westway flyover cycle lane have been voiced amid concerns that the Westfield Shopping Centre opposed the plan.
The cycle lane was first planned by Boris Johnson during his time as London Mayor and was designed as a part of the planned Cycle Superhighway that would run between Acton and Paddington.
London Assembly Member Caroline Russell recently raised fears that the planned Westway cycle track, which would have repurposed one of the traffic lanes on the elevated stretch of the A40 over Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill into a cycle lane, has been abandoned by Labour’s London Mayor.
“These changes will add delays that will leave west Londoners cut off from Boris Johnson’s huge improvements to cycling infrastructure. Sadiq Khan promised to increase the percentage of the TfL budget spent on cycling, and it is now looking increasingly likely he will break this pledge,” said GLA Conservatives’ transport spokesman, Keith Prince.
Transport for London has yet to either confirm or deny such fears regarding the cycle lane plans, but TfL’s original plan announcement included the Westway cycle lane and has not officially been changed.
“Sadiq is absolutely committed to making cycling in London safer and easier – that’s why he has asked TfL to increase spending on cycling compared to the previous administration. The Mayor has already approved the next two cycle super-highways and is committed to delivering a new east-west route,” said a TfL spokesperson.