June 16th, 2015
London cyclists will be delighted to find out that London’s Cycle Superhighway 1 (SC1) will be extended further following a lengthy Transport for London consultation process and overhwelming support from residents and businesses.
Feryal Demirci, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Hackney Council, said:
“I have been delighted by the outpouring of support for the route and the demands to go further to create traffic-free streets.
“We therefore intend to be more ambitious than we initially proposed.
“This will be the first time in London that we will be creating a safe haven for cyclists and pedestrians over so wide an area.”
Mayor Boris Johnson said:
“This new route will be the A10 bypass, wafting you in tranquility 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.”
Construction of the CS1, which will run from Tottenham to the City, is due to start next month. Enhancements to the plans include extensive closures of residential streets to through traffic and improvements to the ‘Apex Junction’ between Great Eastern Street and Old Street. There will also be new segregated tracks, safer pedestrian crossing points and improved public spaces.
Transport for London estimates the cycle highway will cut journey times between the City and Tottenham to 30 minutes, compared to around 40 minutes on the main road.