Search

Sadiq Khan announces new cycle route along Seven Sisters Road and Camden Road

PUBLISHED: 13:34 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:31 30 January 2018

The Stop Killing Cyclists 'die-in' protest in Camden Road, Holloway. Picture: Polly Hancock

The Stop Killing Cyclists 'die-in' protest in Camden Road, Holloway. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

Design work is set to start on a new cycle route up Seven Sisters Road and down Camden Road, as part of a £142million project by Sadiq Khan.

The mayor has given the green light for six new routes in the capital that will improve cycling and walking in areas with poor infrastructure.

They were chosen after Transport for London (TfL) identified the top 25 connections where improvements are needed to encourage more people to cycle.

The Islington stretch would come as part of an 8km route from Tottenham Hale to Camden, which TfL say would “connect major town centres and will cover seven junctions identified as being among the 73 with the worst safety records”.

The exact route has yet to be decided at this early stage, but TfL said Seven Sisters Road and Camden Road would form the “corridor”.

Islington has been widely criticised for its lack of cycling provision.

In September campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists staged a “die-in” in Camden Road calling for protected lanes and traffic measures after Ardian Zagani collided with a van and died on his morning commute.

Islington’s transport chief Cllr Claudia Webbe welcomed the news of the new route.

She said: “Islington has some of the worst junctions for cycling safety which is why, for some time, we have been pressing the mayor to make safety improvements along this major east-west route – which includes Camden Road and Seven Sisters Road.

“Creating safer cycling routes is absolutely key to encouraging more people to choose cycling, which will improve health and reduce air pollution in the long term.

“The potential benefits for cyclists are huge; I encourage people to give their views on this and help shape what should become a vital and much-needed safer route for thousands of cyclists every day.

“Meanwhile, I look forward to working with the Mayor of London on creating a route that is convenient, fast – and above all safer – for cyclists.”

Mr Khan wants 80 per cent of journeys being made by bike, foot or public transport by 2041. He said: “Encouraging more Londoners to cycle as part of their everyday routine is vital – providing huge benefits to people’s health, cutting congestion and air pollution and improving quality of life in local neighbourhoods.”

Cycling commissioner Will Norman added: “High-quality cycling infrastructure cannot simply be an option available to a minority of Londoners, and our new Strategic Cycling Analysis shows that there is huge potential for getting more people to cycle all across the city.”

Related articles

Latest Islington News Stories

15:42

Police want to speak to this woman over £1,500 worth of damage to a minicab caused by two passengers.

Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

11:58

It used to be the most polluted primary in Islington – now St John Evangelist is the first school to ban cars at pick-up and drop-off times.

10:23

Eastenders actor and Celebrity Masterchef winner John Partridge will be switching on the Archway Christmas lights.

Yesterday, 19:13

A 61-year-old man threatened to fetch his gun while arguing with a shopkeeper in King’s Cross Road on Sunday, it is claimed.

Yesterday, 18:22

A sports academy is offering free sessions to Islington children every Sunday morning at Market Road Football Pitches.

Yesterday, 17:02

A discount card supporting local independent businesses has expanded into Islington.

Yesterday, 15:39

Firefighters rescued a man from his bedsit above the Archway Tavern this morning after it went up in flames.

Promoted Content

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now