We're developing four new cycle routes with the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets. We'll run full public consultation on these routes later in 2019.
In 2017 we published the Strategic Cycling Analysis which sets out proposals for 25 new cycle routes across London. In 2018 the Mayor announced that we would begin design work on six of these.
At approximately 12km, this route would connect the town centres of Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and the Nag's Head, making it easier for people to make local journeys and use local services. The route would use both main roads and quieter back streets.
This 3km route would fill the gap between Lea Bridge and the existing cycle route between the City and Tottenham at Dalston. From Lea Bridge the proposed route heads towards Lea Bridge Road to Lea Bridge roundabout, after which it joins quieter back streets including Downs Park Road and Sandringham Road to connect through to Dalston.
This 7.5km route would stretch from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park. It would connect with the cycle routes between Stratford and Aldgate and Barking to Tower Hill, as well as the proposed Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing. There are currently two options in Hackney we're considering.
This 7km route will link Ilford to Barking Riverside via Barking town centre using mostly quieter back streets. It would include key connections to the cycle route between Barking and Tower Gateway, Ilford Elizabeth line station and Barking Riverside Development - this includes more than 10,000 new homes and a new London Overground station.
Your ideas, comments and suggestions will help us develop our designs. We ran an engagement period earlier in the year. In late 2019, we'll run a consultation which will explain how your comments have been worked into our proposals. You'll also see details of the expected impact on journey times and changes to bus services.
These four new routes will give people safe cycling options to reach key destinations, and make the most of their local area, while connecting to the London-wide cycle network. More routes will be developed, with the aim of creating a unified cycle network.
These routes will be on both TfL-managed and borough roads - we're working closely with several London boroughs to design and plan them.
We will also use our new cycle routes quality criteria to design these routes. These criteria use six indicators to determine the most appropriate designs for new cycle routes, depending on the roads they are using:
New cycle routes will support the Mayor's Transport Strategy, helping us to meet the Mayor's target of 80% of journeys being made by walking, cycling and public transport by 2041.
Health, economic and community benefits that come from cycling and walking include:
The Cycling action plan sets out two further ambitious targets:
Elements in existing London schemes could be used on these routes.