TfL opens 10 new low traffic cycleways across the capital- Here’s where they are located

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The new routes, which include a 10km route in Enfield,  are the latest additions to a series that mainly use new low traffic local streets.

Transport for London (TfL) has launched 10 new low traffic cycleways across the capital, making it easier and safer for Londoners to travel around the capital by bicycle.

The new routes, which include a 10km route in Enfield,  are the latest additions to a series that mainly use new low traffic local streets, with three cycleways launched earlier this year in March.

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The scheme means 550,000 more Londoners are within 400m of the cycleway network and will connect outer London town centres such as Walthamstow, Ilford, Barking and Barnes to London’s growing cycleway network.

The new routes are:

  • Cycleway 1 - Freezy Water to Tottenham, connecting to Cycleway 21 and the wider Enfield cycle network
  • Cycleway 16 - Wanstead Flats to The Olympic Park, connecting into Waltham Forest’s expanding cycleway routes
  • Cycleway 24 - Walthamstow Wetlands to Wood Street – and will connect to the proposed Cycleway 26, which will connect towards Stratford and the Olympic Park
  • Cycleway 34 - Hammersmith to Fulham, connecting to Cycleway 9
  • Cycleway 38 - Finsbury Park to Angel, this route will connect to Cycleway 50, which is currently under construction in Islington
  • Cycleway 42 - Ilford to Barking Riverside, connecting more than 60,000 residents to high quality cycling infrastructure and connecting Barking stations
  • Cycleway 57 – Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes, connecting to Cycleway 9
  • Cycleway 10 - Embankment to Euston, connecting to Cycleway 3 and the wider Central London cycle network
  • Cycleway - Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms, connecting to Cycleway 5
  • Cycleway - Kentish Town to Gospel Oak, connecting into the wider Camden cycle network

The new routes have been delivered alongside the existing programme to build new walking and cycling infrastructure, with segregated cycle lanes at Old Street now complete.

TfL has launched 10 new cycleways across the capital. Credit: TfLTfL has launched 10 new cycleways across the capital. Credit: TfL
TfL has launched 10 new cycleways across the capital. Credit: TfL | Credit: TfL

TfL has also decided to retain the changes made at Park Lane permanently. The scheme saw the introduction of a new bi-directional, segregated cycle lane and bus lane on the north side of Park Lane.

TfL said it is used for 2,400 cycle trips a day and has reduced the number of cyclists using a nearby parallel route within Hyde Park, where there is a risk of colliding with pedestrians.

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Other busy locations are being improved for cycling and walking including Cycleway 50 in Finsbury Park, Cycleway 23 at Lea Bridge and on the final section of Cycleway 4 on Lower Road in Southwark.

TfL and London boroughs have more than tripled the size of the London-wide strategic cycle network, from 90 km in 2016 to more than 340 km in 2022, meaning that more than one in five Londoners now live near the Cycleway network.

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner. Photo: Mayor of LondonWill Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner. Photo: Mayor of London
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner. Photo: Mayor of London | Mayor of London

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: "We’ve seen a huge rise in walking and cycling over the past few years as more Londoners enjoy using sustainable ways to get around the capital and we’re continually improving our infrastructure and making roads safer to grow our network of cyclists even more.

“These 10 new cycleways link up low traffic areas and connect local communities, making cycling accessible to even more Londoners and support our aim to build a greener, safer London for everyone.”

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Helen Cansick, TfL’s Head of Healthy Streets Investment, said: “Our continued work in expanding the Cycleway routes on a range of different types of roads unlocks access to cycling for many more thousands of Londoners, contributing to a greener and fairer city.

“Everyone in London deserves safe and sustainable routes, regardless of where they live and thanks to the efforts of many London boroughs in reducing traffic on residential roads and lowering speed limits, we have been able to deliver a further ten new Cycleways at speed alongside our wider programme of cycling investment. We’ll continue to work closely with boroughs to connect even more of the capital to our high-quality cycle network.”

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