These are the cycling routes that could be built in Croydon over the next five years
By Tom_Matthews | Posted: June 07, 2017
This map reveals what a new network of cycle routes, planned to be built in Croydon over the next five years, could look like.
New routes will be built as part of Croydon Council’s strategy to get more people cycling in a bid to boost public health and reduce air pollution.
By 2022, Croydon is likely to have a network of “quietway” cycle routes across the borough, and there are also plans for a segregated cycle “highway” along the route of the A23 between Purley and Coulsdon.
The borough has the second lowest rate of bike ownership in London, only kept off the bottom of the table by Newham.
The purple lines show the main cycling ‘highways’, red lines are the main cycle routes and green lines show the planned ‘quietways’
Earlier this year, the council lifted a ban on cycling in Lloyd Park, Wandle Park and Park Hill Park in an effort to encourage more cycling.
Last year, the ban on cycling in North End was also lifted so that cyclists would not have to use the more dangerous route of cycling along Wellesley Road.
The map forms part of Croydon Council’s draft cycling strategy for the next five years, which is due to be looked at by the scrutiny committee next Tuesday (June 13), ahead of its formal introduction later this year.
The strategy admits that only one per cent of Croydon residents cycle regularly and that between 2008 and 2013 cycling in the borough declined by 10 per cent, while it grew in the rest of London.