New 7.5km cycleway linking Hackney to Isle of Dogs planned

Computer generated image for Cycleway at Burdett Road and Agnes Street Pic: Transport for London

A new 7.5km cycle route linking the centre of Hackney all the way to the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets is part of a package of improvements for cyclists and pedestrians in East London planned by Transport For London.

The new route will run via Victoria Park, Bow, Mile End, and Limehouse. TfL are currently seeking public comments and the consultation phase ends on Friday.

Cycleway between Hackney and the Isle of Dogs route map 01 Pic: Transported for London

Cycleway between Hackney and the Isle of Dogs route map 02 Pic: Transported for London

The new Cycleway would link with cycle route Quietway 2 at the Hackney end, while connecting with Cycle Superhighway 2 at Mile End.

In addition to the Cycleway, the proposals also include features such as new and upgraded pedestrian crossings, the introduction of a 20mph speed limit along Burdett Road in Bow, and improvements to public realm with new trees and planting throughout the route.

Councillor Kyrsten Perry, Cycling and Pedestrian Champion for Tower Hamlets said: “I welcome TfL’s proposals to nearly double cycling rates over the next few years. Here in Tower Hamlets we are working to make the borough one of easiest and safest places to cycle. Please share your thoughts on the proposed route which will go through the borough.”

The proposals are guided by Mayor of London’s Healthy Streets Approach, which encourages walking, cycling and public transport use.

They are also part of Mayor of London’s Walking and Cycling Action Plans, which aim to increase the number of people walking and cycling, address poor air quality and congestion, while improving infrastructure.

Detailed proposals can be read here, and residents of the neighbourhood areas are welcomed to express their views by completing an online survey before June 21. Alternatively, they can also reach TfL by emailing, writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS CYCLEWAY, or calling on 0343 222 1155.

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