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Sadiq Khan announces three new cycle routes through Hackney as part of £142m project

PUBLISHED: 14:22 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:35 30 January 2018

Cyclists in London Fields.

Cyclists in London Fields.

Hackney Council

Hackney will benefit from three new cycle routes as part of a £142million project by Sadiq Khan.

The mayor has given the green light for six new routes in the capital that will improve cycling and walking in areas with poor infrastructure.

They were chosen after Transport for London (TfL) identified the top 25 connections where improvements are needed to encourage more people to cycle.

One will see a 3km route linking the City to Waltham Forest by filling the gap between Lea Bridge Road and Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) at Dalston.

Another 8km stretch will connect Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Canary Wharf, Mile End and Victoria Park.

Finally, the Hackney stretch of Seven Sisters Road will form part of the route linking Tottenham Hale to Camden.

Hackney has the highest concentration of cyclists in the capital, and Sadiq Khan wants 80 per cent of journeys across London being made by bike, foot or public transport by 2041.

He said: “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 and improving quality of life in local neighbourhoods.”

Cycling commissioner Will Norman added: “High-quality cycling infrastructure cannot simply be an option available to a minority of Londoners, and our new Strategic Cycling Analysis shows that there is huge potential for getting more people to cycle all across the city.”

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