A cycle superhighway has been scrapped.

The CS12 route, from East Finchley to Angel, has been dropped by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The 'superhighways' provide safe lanes for cyclists to use on main roads. 

Plans to scrap the route were revealed in a written response from the Mayor to Darren Johnson, London Assembly Green Party member Darren Johnson, who asked about the timetable for the route.

Darren Johnson said: “The safer junctions the Mayor promised, along with his cycling superhighways, are not just for cyclists, as many of these measures will benefit pedestrians.

“Encouraging more people to cycle by making it safer will mean fewer people in cars and on the overcrowded public transport system.”

The route was one of 12 cycling superhighways announced in 2008 by former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, and was due to be open by 2016.

The Times Series is awaiting a comment from Transport for London.