Boris breaks ground to begin Cycle Superhighway

CVU has welcomed the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to break ground at the site of the North-South Cycle Superhighway.

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Dressed in LoHAC PPE, Mr Johnson took the controls of a JCB at St George’s Circus, officially marking the start of the project.

Rob Simmons, major schemes project manager, explained the works CVU will carry out on this high profile route to the Mayor. “It was a great opportunity to meet the Mayor and for him to see the work CVU will be carrying out. This job is in such a high profile location and the next few months will be challenging, but it is a great project to be a part of,” said Chris Constantinou, CVU project manager.

The North-South Cycle Superhighway linking Elephant and Castle and King’s Cross is due to open next April, with its southern section finished by the end of the year. It will have the capacity for 3,000 cyclists an hour. At present, cyclists travel along the route every two seconds.