Andrew Gilligan: This Is the Right Time and Place for Superhighways
Andrew Gilligan is London’s first Cycling Commissioner. His boss is Mayor Boris Johnson and together they attempt to transform the British capital into a cycle-friendly one. Not an easy task with cyclists’ deaths being blown-up in the media, and multiple stakeholders wanting their say in any infrastructural measure. A network of so-called Cycle Superhighways is in the making and being improved following heavy criticism, while quiet roads that lead cyclists away from busy streets are being mapped. Our London correspondent Nora Manthey spoke to the Cycling Commissioner about the challenges of change , segregation, gender issues, cycle safety in perception and reality, and the non-sense of cycle paths in Underground tunnels.