The New Cross to Victoria Cycle Superhighway

TfL has launched a public consultation about the proposed cycling "superhighway" that will run from New Cross to Victoria from 2013. They say:

We’re proposing to introduce a new cycle route between New Cross Gate and Victoria. Barclays Cycle Superhighway Route 5 (CS5) would run via Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington and Vauxhall. The new route would bring substantial changes to the road layout to improve safety for cyclists, including:

- More space for cyclists and buses, through reallocation of road space
- New mandatory cycle lanes, all at least 1.5 metres wide Improvements for cyclists at 52 junctions, including new
- Advanced Stop Lines, cycle feeder lanes, and speed reduction measures
- An innovative cycle ‘early-start’ facility at Vauxhall Bridge Road/Millbank to help cyclists get ahead of traffic
- Banning some turns for cars and lorries to reduce conflict with cyclists
- Extended 20mph speed limit in New Cross

The original plan was to extend this route as far as Lewisham but TfL said "constraints on Lewisham Way and the New Cross one-way system" forced its truncation. Instead, nearly 1km of new cycle lanes will be painted along the route.