Campaigners tell me that HS2 Ltd is creating barriers to cycling, where a rebuilt bridge is proposed at Old Oak Common leaving it too narrow to permit cycleways. Will you use your influence via Transport for London (TfL) and the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) to deliver protected cycle facilities along the length of Old Oak Common Lane and ensure any works by HS2 Ltd, local boroughs and other developers support this?
Transport for London (TfL) is working with the relevant local authorities, OPDC and HS2 to promote the application of the London Cycling Design Standards and to secure the delivery of a comprehensive and safe cycling network. This includes aligning HS2’s designs with Future Route 23 and Cycleway 10, and working with HS2 to create safe junctions and significant levels of cycle parking at the new station. I have asked TfL to raise with HS2 the issue you have highlighted concerning the bridge at Old Oak Common to determine whether better provision for cyclists can be made, while recognising there are constraints imposed by the railway and the needs of other road users, such as pedestrians.