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London gears up for six new cycle routes

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Feb 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has confirmed how the next stage of his record investment into new cycle routes will be spent and announced routes where design work will begin immediately.

The six new routes, across nine London boroughs, have some of the highest potential for cycling but currently lack safe infrastructure. Transport for London’s (TfL’s) innovative Strategic Cycling Analysis identified the top 25 connections where new cycling infrastructure is required to enable more people to cycle. Further work between TfL and the boroughs has identified these six routes as the initial routes to take forward to the design stage.

TfL and the boroughs will now begin design work on:

  • Lea Bridge to Dalston
  • Ilford to Barking Riverside
  • Hackney to the Isle of Dogs
  • Rotherhithe to Peckham
  • Tottenham Hale to Camden
  • Wembley to Willesden Junction

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said -

“I’ve committed to invest record amounts in making cycling easier and safer for Londoners, and I’m delighted that work is now beginning on designing the next generation of high-quality cycle routes across the capital.

Encouraging more Londoners to cycle as part of their everyday routine is vital – providing huge benefits to people’s health, cutting congestion and air pollution for every Londoner, and improving quality of life in local neighbourhoods.”

The new routes are an important further step in making the investment required to achieve the Mayor’s aim, set out in the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy, of 80 percent of journeys being made by foot, bike or public transport by 2041. In doing so, they will improve Londoners’ health, tackle congestion and clean up London’s air.

 

 

Source: story first published by London.Gov.UK on 30/01/18 

Link to full story: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/green-light-to-develop-six-new-cycle-route

Country: 
United Kingdom
Topic: 
Walking and cycling
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