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Six new cycle routes planned in London

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Sadiq Khan, has announced six new cycle routes that will run across nine London boroughs.

Transport for London's (TfL's) Strategic Cycling Analysis identified 25 connections where new cycling infrastructure could have the most impact in enabling more people to cycle.

Further work between TfL and the boroughs identified six routes as the initial projects to take forward to the design stage, which will begin immediately.

The new routes will concentrate on nine boroughs with "some of the highest potential for cycling".

cycle pathThe routes that have been announced go from from Lea Bridge to Dalston, Ilford to Barking Riverside, Hackney to the Isle of Dogs, Rotherhithe to Peckham, Tottenham Hale to Camden, and Wembley to Willesden Junction.
Design work on the new routes will begin immediately, with the routes likely to be 75 per cent on main roads where they will be "substantially segregated" and the rest on quieter roads.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: "I'm delighted that work is now beginning on designing the next generation of high-quality cycle routes across the capital.

"Working closely with the boroughs, we're providing new routes in both inner and outer London, including in areas that haven't previously seen serious investment in cycling infrastructure. 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 for every Londoner, and improving quality of life in local neighbourhoods."

Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: "Our new Strategic Cycling Analysis shows that there is huge potential for getting more people to cycle all across the city."

Whilst the announcement has been welcomed by cycling groups, others are calling for more details to be released.

Matt Winfield, Sustrans London director, said: "While we welcome this, we would still like to know where the routes will be and the level of quality that they will have."

Lilli Matson, Transport for London's director of transport strategy, said: "The fact that these corridors have been carefully selected based on where they will benefit cyclists most and will be designed in such a way as to balance the needs of walking, cycling and public transport means they will deliver the best possible results for all Londoners and ensure the investment is well spent."

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