Cycling Strategy

We have prepared a new Cycling Strategy to set out our plans and aspirations for cycling over the next decade.

We want Tower Hamlets to be one of the easiest and safest places to cycle in London, making cycling the natural choice of transport for most people so they can be healthier and benefit from a less congested and polluted road network.

To deliver this vision we have established three key principles to guide future cycling projects:

  • Safer Cycling
  • A better cycle network
  • Cycling for everyone

The new strategy sets out 30 pledges to be delivered which together will contribute to reaching four over-arching targets:

  • To double the volume of cyclists in the borough by 2025
  • To increase the proportion of residents cycling to work to 12 per cent by 2025
  • To reduce the risk of cycle accidents by 40 per cent by 2025
  • To increase number of children cycling to school by 25 per cent by 2025

The strategy is available for download: Cycling Strategy. It was published in January 2016.

The council’s previous Cycle Strategy, Cycling Connections was produced in 2009 to cover a 10-year period. Although it was a forward thinking plan for its time, it has been refreshed to take account of the major increases in investment for cycling in London.