Islington’s new cycle superhighway plans put to public

A De Deauvoir section of the new cycle superhighway

A De Deauvoir section of the new cycle superhighway - Credit: Archant

Route would make journeys safer and more fun for those on bikes, say Transport for London

The propsed route of the new cycle superhighway

The propsed route of the new cycle superhighway - Credit: Archant

Plans for a new cycle superhighway to ease the journey of Islington’s cyclists have been put to the public.

A consultation on the new route, which cuts through parts of Newington Green, Dalston, De Beauvoir and Hoxton, runs until March 29.

The 20km superhighway, called CS1, would run all the way from Tottenham to Liverpool Street and is designed to make cycling safer and more fun for existing bikers - as well as attracting new cyclists.

For most of its length the superhighway would avoid busy streets and the majority of car, freight and bus traffic.

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Where it crosses main roads, junctions would be redesigned to be less dangerous for those on two wheels.

Transport for London (TfL) say plans include benefits for pedestrians, such as more crossings, larger footways, attractive paving, and new seating and trees.

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Cllr Caroline Russell, chair of Islington Living Streets, said: “These routes are absolutely welcome.

“It’s really important that every opportunity is taken to make the streets safer for people on foot and on bikes when they superhighways are being put in.

“TfL and the council need to try and reduce conflict between pedestrians and those on cycles and make sure people on bikes feel safe on the road, so they aren’t tempted to hop onto the pavement.”If the plans get the nod, construction would start this year and finish in 2016.

For more information on the cycle superhighway, click here.

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