TfL completes work on two major new sections of Cycleway

C23 Cycleway. Image: TfL

TfL has completed work on the latest phase of Cycleway 50 in Islington and Cycleway 23 in Hackney, as part of its commitment to expand the network. 

TfL says the extended routes will play a vital role in enabling people living in and travelling through the area to travel affordably and sustainably

On Cycleway 50 in Islington, the new sections between Finsbury Park and Holloway Road connect people in local neighbourhoods along two new segregated cycle lanes, running westbound along Seven Sisters Road and eastbound along Isledon Road and Tollington Road. 

The work means that the Nag’s Head gyratory is now integrated into the existing cycle network, making it safer and easier for people to navigate this previously intimidating section of the road network by bike. 

Between June 2017 and June 2020, 31 people cycling and 53 people walking were injured at the Nag’s Head gyratory.

On Cycleway 23, Lea Bridge Roundabout has been transformed to make it safer for people walking and cycling. 

There are now new segregated cycle lanes on the overhauled roundabout to separate people cycling from traffic, while pedestrian crossing and signals at the roundabout have been upgraded to make it easier for people to walk.

Penny Rees, TfL’s head of healthy streets investment, said: “This is an exciting next step in extending Cycleways 23 and 50, which will help more people across London to access the growing network of high-quality Cycleways. 

“Our continued work in expanding these routes unlocks access to cycling for many more thousands of Londoners, contributing to a greener and fairer city.”

TfL data has shown that the number of daily cycle journeys increased to 1.26 million in 2023, up by 6.3% since 2022.

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: ”The mayor and I want to build on the boom in cycling we’ve seen in recent years, as our rapidly expanding cycle network enables more and more Londoners to switch to cycling for local journeys. 

“The extension of these two cycleways will make cycling journeys easier and safer around Hackney and Islington and help us continue building a better, greener, safer London for everyone.”

08 February 2024