Construction is set to begin on a cycleway between Holloway and Finsbury Park.

The project in Seven Sisters Road, Tollington Road and Isledon Road is scheduled to start on January 16 and will take 10 months to complete.

Work on the new lanes will take place between 8am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday, with occasional overnight works between 8pm and 6am.

Changes include:

  • widening roads to create new cycle lanes
  • lowering speed limits to 20mph
  • making alterations to traffic signals
  • installing traffic wands to segregate cyclists from other vehicles

TfL said that the scheme also aimed to improve road safety in the three roads.

Between June 2017 and June 2020, there were a total of 210 people injured in road collisions around the Nags Head gyratory. Of these, 31 casualties were cyclists and 54 were pedestrians.  

Islington Gazette: New cycle lanes will be built in Seven Sisters Road, Tollington Road and Isledon RoadNew cycle lanes will be built in Seven Sisters Road, Tollington Road and Isledon Road (Image: TfL)

Julie Lewington, TfL's head of projects and programmes, said: “We’re determined to make cycling in London safer and easier and a new cycleway between Finsbury Park and Holloway Road is key part of our plans to expand London’s growing network of high-quality cycleways.

“We’re working with Islington Council and our contractors to finalise plans for the construction of this experimental route and will be contacting local residents to confirm these as soon as possible.” 

A consultation on the scheme will take place in November, once construction work is complete.

The next phase of the project, along Camden Road and Caledonian Road, through to York Way in Camden is scheduled to begin construction work in late 2023, for completion in 2024.

Key Changes

  • Speed limits on the cycleway route will be reduced from 30mph to 20pmh to reduce the risk of injury from collisions
  • Introduction of new cycle lanes, and a reduction in the number of lanes for general traffic will ensure pedestrians are further away from motor vehicles when on the pavement
  • Removal of paid for parking to provide space for cycle facilities (loading, disabled and EV parking will be maintained)
  • Bus stop bypasses to be introduced at six locations on Isledon Road and Tollington Road

For a full list of changes go to