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TfL open ten new cycleways across London

Transport for London has launched ten new Cycleways across London, adding another 35km to London’s strategic cycle network.

The addition of the new routes takes the total length of  London’s cycle network to 390km. In 2016 that figure was just 90km.

The new routes are:

Folkestone Gardens to New Cross and Greenwich to Lewisham

Two new links to Cycleway 10 (Waterloo to Greenwich) running through Lewisham, adding an additional 3km to the network

Stratford to Woodgrange Park

A new 3km link to Cycleway 2 (Aldgate to Stratford), through the east of Newham

Burnt Oak to Colindale

The first Cycleway in Barnet, connecting two town centres

Chingford to Walthamstow via Ainslie Wood

A new route which connects to Cycleway 24 (Tottenham Hale to Woodford New Road) and beyond to the comprehensive network of Cycleways in Waltham Forest

Chingford to Walthamstow via Highams Park

A new Cycleway connecting the Waltham Forest Cycleways to the north of the borough from Chingford to Walthamstow

Lambeth Bridge to Battersea

An upgrade to this 3km route along Chelsea Embankment and Grosvenor Road and conversion to a Cycleway. This route connects to the Cycleway between Oval and Pimlico

Ealing to Greenford and Ealing to Brentford

Two new links to Cycleway 40, running through Ealing and into Hounslow adding an additional 10km with a connection to Cycleway 9 (Brentford to Hammersmith)

Hanwell to Greenford

A new 3km Cycleway link from Uxbridge Road to Greenford connecting to Cycleway 40 (Greenford to Ealing)

Later this year it is expected that two of the biggest Cycleways in London will open,  Cycleway 9 (Hammersmith to Brentford) and Cycleway 23 (Dalston to Lea Bridge in Hackney), contributing to TfL’s target of having 40% of Londoners living within 400m of a the cycle network by 2030.

Provisional safety data published earlier this month indicates that the number of people injured while cycling in the city fell by 5.7% between 2022 and 2023, during which time the number of daily cycle journeys increased by 6.3% . 

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, yesterday said: ‘Expanding London’s cycleway network is key to enabling more Londoners to choose cycling as their mode of transport for shorter trips. These ten new routes connect communities in areas including Stratford, New Cross, Barnet, Walthamstow and Ealing and will support Londoners of all backgrounds and abilities to cycle safely as the Mayor builds a fairer, safer greener London for everyone.’

Paul Day
Paul is the editor of Public Sector News.

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