A new cycle route between Clapton and Dalston has been completed.

The project - cycleway 23 - also saw TfL make improvements to the Lea Bridge Roundabout.

Changes include new segregated cycle lanes and upgraded pedestrian crossings.

It comes as TfL announced the completion of another new cycle route at the edge of the borough's boundary with Islington. 

Cycleway 50 has been finished a year after TfL first started work on the partially segregated lanes between Holloway and Finsbury Park.

Over the past 12 months, the roads along the route have been widened, new “island” bus stops have been created and traffic wands installed to segregate cyclists from other vehicles.

TfL said that the scheme aimed to improve road safety along the route.

Hackney Gazette: The new route also runs along Seven Sisters RoadThe new route also runs along Seven Sisters Road (Image: Alex Marsh)

Between June 2017 and June 2020, there were a total of 210 people injured in road collisions around the Nags Head gyratory. Of these, 31 casualties were cyclists and 54 were pedestrians.  

Cycleway 50 has been created as an experimental scheme, with impacted people invited to share their views in a consultation starting in May.

Penny Rees, TfL’s head of healthy streets investment, said: “This is an exciting next step in extending Cycleways 23 and 50, which will help more people across London to access the growing network of high-quality cycleways."