Consultations open on two active travel schemes

LRSC east london cycle route

TfL is inviting people to have their say on two projects designed to boost to the Capital’s walking and cycling network.

In west London, TfL is consulting on proposed improvements to streets between Wood Lane and Notting Hill Gate.

The proposed changes in the area include:

  • Upgrades to public spaces, creating more welcoming streets for people to spend time in and enjoy
  • New and upgraded pedestrian crossings
  • A new two-way segregated cycle track throughout, which will keep people cycling separated from motor traffic
  • Making some side roads entry or exit only to help the safe and timely movement of traffic
  • Changes to some bus stop locations and new bus stop bypasses for people cycling

The consultation for the improvements is open until 12 June, and can be accessed via the TfL website

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said:

“By creating new pedestrian crossings, moving bus stops to better locations and making it safer to cycle, we will make streets much more accessible and welcoming for everyone who lives, works or visits the area.”

Meanwhile in east London, TfL has set out proposals for major new Cycleway, which would transform roads between Hackney and the Isle of Dogs.

The proposed 7.5km Cycleway is the first route to be consulted on from TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis – which used data to identify 25 areas which showed the best potential for growing cycling numbers.

The route would connect Hackney to the Isle of Dogs, including 5.6km of segregated cycle lanes.

Neighbourhoods including Victoria Park, Mile End and Limehouse would also see improved public and green spaces, including new trees, with new pedestrian crossings designed to make walking easier and safer.

The consultation is now open, and will be available on the TfL website until 21 June.

Will Norman added: “These exciting plans not only include a new high-quality cycle route connecting the busy streets of Hackney and the Isle of Dogs, but include a raft of improvements that will make the local area cleaner, safer, and more welcoming to get around on foot.”

09 May 2019