TfL has worked with the London boroughs of Southwark, Enfield, Waltham Forest and Camden to launch four new Cycleways across the capital in the coming month.
The new routes, which will add more than 20km of protected space to London’s cycle network, include an extension of Cycleway 6 route at King’s Cross, which was officially opened on 12th September.
Following a complete overhaul of the busy junction between Judd Street and Midland Road, which had one of the borough’s worst safety records, people cycling can now safely cross Euston Road to reach King’s Cross and St. Pancras stations.
Upgrades to the pedestrian crossing at the junction have also made walking easier and safer for the 46,000 people who cross them every day. The Cycleway has been extended north to Kentish Town via Pancras Road and Royal College Street, connecting neighbourhoods in north London to two of the country’s busiest train stations.
Three new Cycleways are being completed in the coming month:
– C20 between Enfield Town and Palmers Green – This new route will add 10km of protected space to London’s cycling network and is an important link in the TfL funded Cycle Enfield programme, which is transforming local streets for walking and cycling
– C17 between Elephant and Castle and Burgess Park – A 2km route in the London Borough of Southwark, which connects neighbourhoods in SE17 to the Cycleway network. This route connects to Cycleway 6 via Quietway 1 in the borough, opening up a huge number of potential journeys for people in the area by bike
– C23 between Lea Bridge and Whipps Cross – A new route in the London Borough of Waltham Forest which adds 8km of protected space to the network, including a complete overhaul of the intimidating Whipps Cross roundabout. The new route is part of the transformative Enjoy Waltham Forest programme, which has been shown to increase children’s life expectancy through improved local air quality
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “These four new high-quality Cycleways will make it easier and safer to cycle – enabling many more Londoners to cycle across our city.
“Our new Cycleways branding will help people to navigate our network of routes confidently for everyday journeys, helping clean up our toxic air.”
Julie Lewington, TfL’s Head of Projects and Programmes, added: “Getting more people to walk and cycle is vital for London’s future success as its population continues to grow.
“We’re determined to make sure that all Londoners have access to safe Cycleways that enable them to make the switch to cycling for everyday journeys.
“We’ll continue to work closely with boroughs right across the capital to create high-quality routes which work for people who live in, work in and visit London.”