Love Clapham is prone to the odd over-the-top superlative here and there (obviously!) but believe it or not, that is the actual name of those new blue streaks down Clapham High Street. Yes ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the heads up from Clapper @XanderBrown, say hello to Clapham’s section of the Cycle Superhighway!
The Transport For London website explains it best with “The project is one of TfL’s and the Mayor’s main ways of bringing about a London cycling revolution. We aim to increase cycling in London by 400 per cent by 2025 (compared to 2000 levels).” Although it’s quite depressing that they set a goal fifteen years into the future, which may as well be 50 years into the future it’s so meaningless.
It is an admirable scheme though and one Love Clapham welcomes with its open arms to give it a massive bear hug to say hello. Not only is the blue quite cool, it will make cycling that little bit safer but there can never be enough superhighways in this world. Read more and watch a video here.