Transport for London (TfL) has set out its proposals for a new Cycleway that has the potential to transform neighbourhoods in east London, making them safer and more environmentally friendly.
The general public will be able to have their say on the 7.5km Cycleway – the first route to be consulted on from TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis.
A new Cycleway here would connect roads between Hackney and the Isle of Dogs, with 5.6km of segregated cycle lanes included.
This is key to encouraging more people to take up cycling; the segregation will increase safety and make collisions much less likely.
It also fits in with the Vision Zero approach, which aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries as a result of collisions by 2041.
By creating dedicated cycle lanes, some of which are segregated, health and safety will be vastly improved, and the proposals will transform the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, making that area of east London more welcoming.
As part of the proposals, which the public can comment on up until 21 June, other safety proposals along the route will be incorporated, such as improvements at junctions, traffic calming measures and a 20mph speed limit along some roads.
Traffic reduction measures will be put in place too, meaning areas will be restricted to bikes, buses and taxis at certain times.
TfL is committed to improving cycling routes and this Cycleway will add to the growing network, connecting to the cycle superhighways, increasing number of journeys that can be made easily into the capital by bike.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “These exciting plans not only include a new high quality cycle route connecting the busy streets of Hackney and the Isle of Dogs, but also include a raft of improvements that will make the local area cleaner, safer, and more welcoming to get around on foot.”