Have your say on the next generation of cycle routes


A new cycling route is proposed to run through Westferry, MIle End and Victoria Park

Residents have the chance to shape ambitious plans to increase cycling routes across London.

Transport for London (TfL) is working with seven London boroughs including Tower Hamlets Council to find out public opinion on the capital’s next generation of cycle routes.

TfL is proposing four new routes, which will improve cycling networks with the aim of nearly doubling cycle journeys over the next six years.

The proposed routes are:

  • An 8km route from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs, via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park. This route would pass through the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets
  • A 12km route from Camden to Tottenham Hale, connecting through key destinations such as Seven Sisters, Finsbury Park and the Nag’s Head. This route would pass through the London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Haringey and Hackney.
  • A 7km route from Ilford to Barking Riverside via Barking town centre. This route would pass through the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham
  • A 3km route from Lea Bridge to Dalston. This route would pass through the London Borough of Hackney.

Mayor Biggs said: “Tower Hamlets has been at the forefront in promoting cycling as a mainstream form of transport. The busy off-road Cable Street cycle route was the prototype for the successful Cycle Superhighways that followed and the school cycle training and participation programmes pioneered by the borough have become the template for TfL across London.

Cllr Kyrsten Perry, Cycling Champion for Tower Hamlets added: “I welcome TfL’s proposals to nearly double cycling rates over the next few years. Here in Tower Hamlets we are working to make the borough one of easiest and safest places to cycle. Please share your thoughts on the proposed route which will go through the borough.”

Subject to public consultation, construction work on the routes between Camden and Tottenham Hale, and Hackney and the Isle of Dogs, could begin in 2019.

Maps of the proposed routes are available on the TfL website. All feedback will help TfL to create high-quality routes that work for residents, visitors and people travelling through the area, and could include suggestions on:

  • The exact routes
  • What type of infrastructure would suit the local area, from segregated lanes to closing side roads to traffic
  • Deliveries to local businesses and schools – what would work and what wouldn’t work
  • How TfL can make it easier for older and disabled people to get around the local area
  • Specific locations where people would like to see particular improvements for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Locations where cycle parking or cycle hire could be introduced
  • Changes people would make to transform their local community areas into Healthy Streets

Gareth Powell, TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: “New cycle routes are a vital part of our plans to create Healthy Streets as we look to double the number of cycle trips made across London over the next six years, whilst we work towards our Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury from the capital’s roads.

Hearing from local residents about what they’d like to see – from segregated cycle lanes, to ideas on how we can make routes work for older and disabled people – is essential to creating routes which really work for everybody. All feedback will help to shape our plans and I’d encourage everybody to give us their thoughts on our designs.”

Share your views on the proposed routes by emailing newcycleroutes@tfl.gov.uk






Posted on Thursday 31st January 2019