London has approved an ambitious segregated bike route through the center of the city. Catering to the estimated 170,000 cyclists that ride across London every day, this segregated bicycle lane will stretch from west to east, pass through the heart of the city and span 18 miles when completed, the longest of its kind on the continent.

Dubbed as Cycle Superhighway, the route would run parallel to the A10 and would cut journey times between Tottenham and Central London from 42 minutes to around 30. The design of the lanes is aimed at making the route safer for cyclists by giving them more space on the road and away from traffic.

The Cycle Superhighway will provide cyclists with a direct, protected route along quiet streets, making it even easier for people to hop on a bike rather than getting in their cars.