Improving active travel in Hackney

Work to make walking and cycling safer in Hackney – including a new Cycleway – is set to begin this spring.

The project, which will link neighbourhoods between Dalston and Clapton, is being carried out by TfL working closely with Hackney Council.

Among its key features is a new ‘high-quality’ Cycleway, which includes a segregated cycle route between Boleyn Road and John Campbell Street, connecting to CS1.

The project also will see:

  • New crossings for people walking and cycling
  • Changes to motor vehicle access on local roads, including restricting access to Sandringham Road from Kingsland High Street
  • Changes to parking and improved traffic calming measures along the route
  • Upgraded public spaces with more trees and plants

TfL’s consultation process showed 82% of respondents felt that the proposals would mean more people would cycle, while 67% thought more people would walk. 

Around half of respondents also thought that the proposals would mean fewer people using private cars for personal journeys.

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “I’m delighted that construction of this new high-quality Cycleway — along with a variety of other improvements for walking and cycling — will start in the spring.

“By creating a new link between Dalston and Clapton, we will enable people to make everyday journeys by bike or on foot, which is key to reducing car use and improving our toxic air.”

Nigel Hardy, TfL’s head of healthy streets investment and delivery, said: “Enabling more people across east London to leave their car at home and get around by walking, cycling or using public transport is a vital part of making the capital a safer, more pleasant place for everybody.

“I’d like to thank people for their support and invaluable feedback and am looking forward to construction work starting in the coming months.”

21 February 2020