Work on London’s biggest “cycle-friendly zone” will start next month.
Cutting rat-running, major junction improvements and new sections of segregated lane will be at the heart of the capital’s latest new Cycle Superhighway.
Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) will run from Tottenham to the City on quiet side streets parallel to the A10.
More than a thousand people responded to a public consultation on the route, of whom 77% expressed support for the proposals. However, Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council have decided to further improve the plans.
They will now include greater, area-wide closures of residential streets to through traffic to make the route more inviting for cyclists. An alternative route at the northern end will also be progressed to avoid a difficult stretch of St Ann’s Road.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “This new route will be the A10 bypass, wafting you in tranquillity to within a few feet of the urban centres of Dalston, Stoke Newington, and Tottenham. It will be a pleasure to cycle on and I expect it to introduce thousands more people to the joys of cycling.”
The new route has only eight sets of traffic lights, compared to 54 on the main road. A journey from the City to Tottenham on it will take around 30 minutes, compared to about 40 minutes on the main road.