Good news for cyclists: Boris Johnson’s new cycle superhighway (a plan that’s been dubbed ‘Crossrail for bikes’) is one step closer to improving your commute, as construction work has finally begun on major parts of the route. While those who favour the two-wheeled form of transport will welcome the news, TfL has warned car drivers in central London that they can expect a year of delays, especially during rush hour. The affected area stretches from Knightsbridge in the west to Canary Wharf in the east and from Oxford Street in the north to Elephant and Castle in the south, with work expected to go on until May 2016. Taxi drivers are pretty ticked off about the whole thing because the roads are going to be even more chaotic than usual, which may affect business. Cabbies initially planned to seek a High Court judicial review against the scheme but have since abandoned it, allowing the 18-mile network of segregated cycle lanes to get the green light.
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