Work to create six new cycle routes – across nine London boroughs – will begin immediately, the mayor of London has announced.
Sadiq Khan says the six routes have ‘some of the highest potential for cycling’ but ‘currently lack safe infrastructure’.
The routes will extend from Tottenham in the north, to Peckham in the south, and from Barking in the east, to Willesden Junction in the west – helping to create a ‘pan-London network of high-quality cycle routes’.
The mayor says the new routes are an important further step towards achieving the aim of 80% of journeys in the Capital being made by foot, bike or public transport by 2041.
Sadiq Khan said:
“I’ve committed to invest record amounts in making cycling easier and safer for Londoners, and I’m delighted that work is now beginning on designing the next generation of high-quality cycle routes across the Capital.
“Working closely with the boroughs, we’re providing new routes in both inner and outer London, including in areas that haven’t previously seen serious investment in cycling infrastructure.”
TfL and the boroughs will now begin design work on:
- Lea Bridge to Dalston
This 3km route will link the City and Waltham Forest by filling the gap between Lea Bridge Road and Cycle Superhighway 1 at Dalston.
- Ilford to Barking Riverside
This 8km route will link two bustling outer London town centres and a major growth area with up to 10,800 new homes and a new London Overground connection – while enhancing access to the Elizabeth line and London Overground services.
- Hackney to the Isle of Dogs
This 8km route will stretch from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Canary Wharf, Mile End and Victoria.
- Rotherhithe to Peckham
This 4km route will link Peckham with key destinations such as Canada Water and Surrey Quays, and connect up other cycling routes including Quietway 1 and the proposed Cycle Superhighway 4.
- Tottenham Hale to Camden
This 8km route will connect major town centres and offer the opportunity to address junctions identified as being among the 73 with the worst safety records.
- Wembley to Willesden Junction
This 5km route will be north-west London’s first major cycle route, connecting Wembley, Stonebridge Park and Willesden Junction. Future sections will connect to planned infrastructure in west London such as CS9 and CS10.
01 February 2018