Hackney Council has teamed up with Transport for London (TfL) to set out the first phase for proposals for a new Cycleway in East London.
The plans will transform the streets between Lea Bridge and Dalston, making those streets much safer for vulnerable road users.
This new Cycleway in East London will link with the Cycleway network in Waltham Forest, which has already benefited from the delivery of 7km of segregated cycle track.
Interested stakeholders are invited to have their say on TfL’s proposals, which include new and upgraded pedestrian crossings; dedicated cycle crossings across the A10, and a new link to Cycle Superhighway 1.
Traffic calming measures have also been prioritised as part of the new Cycleway, with changes to some streets so that through traffic and the speed of traffic are both reduced.
Altogether, the Cycleway between Lea Bridge and Dalston comprises 3km; it highlights the capital’s continuing commitment to expanding London’s cycling network while protecting their cycling space.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, believes developments like this will reduce pollution, something that the Mayor of London is keen to do.
He said: “These improvements would enable many more people to walk and cycle by creating a new link between Dalston and Clapton.
“By reducing car use and making our streets greener, we will also ensure our streets are more accessible and welcoming.”
Reducing pollution is a key target of the Mayor’s, but the creation of the Cycleway also cuts to the heart of another major aim of Sadiq Khan’s: to make the streets of London safer.
Protecting London’s cycling and walking areas is part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero commitment, which aims to eradicate death and serious injury due to collisions from the streets of London by 2041.
Some of these targets were set out in the Walking and Cycling Action Plans.