Transport for London (TfL) and seven London boroughs are asking for early comments and suggestions regarding four major cycle routes. A full public consultation will follow in May this year.
The four routes are:
- A 12km route between Camden and Tottenham Hale, via Seven Sisters, Finsbury Park and the Nag’s Head, passing through the London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Haringey and Hackney
- A 7.5km route between Hackney and the Isle of Dogs, via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park, through the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets
- A 7km route between Ilford and Barking Riverside, via Barking town centre, through the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham
- A 3km route between Lea Bridge and Dalston, through the London Borough of Hackney
You can find maps of the routes here (link is external).
To comment on the designs, email newcycleroutes.
Gareth Powell, TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: “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 encourage everyone to give us their thoughts on the designs.”
Subject to public consultation, construction work on the routes between Camden and Tottenham Hale, and Hackney and the Isle of Dogs, could begin later this year.
Work is also due to begin on the previously consulted upon route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich in the summer, while work on the route between Brentford and Olympia is planned to start later in the year.
Southwark Council will consult separately on another new route between Rotherhithe and Peckham, while TfL is working with Greenwich Council on initial plans for a new route between Greenwich and Woolwich.