Cycle superhighway set to link Stoke Newington and Dalston to the City
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A new cycle superhighway is set to link Stoke Newington and Dalston to Old Street and the City beyond.
The route, which is set to start in Northumberland Park, is dubbed ‘Cycle Superhighway 1’ or CS1 and the route could be completed by Easter 2016.
It appeared in planning documents from Transport for London (TfL) earlier this month, the first time it has been mentioned publicly and part of a raft of changes to routes that were initially proposed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson in a bid to make cycling in the city safer and faster.
The precise route it would take is not clear, but it appears to begin by Northumberland Park rail station, joining Tottenham High Road by the Spurs stadium site, then running on residential streets parallel to the High Road on the west side, following the A10 all the way down through Stoke Newington and Daltson to Old Street roundabout and beyond into the City itself.
The Mayor’s Vision For Cycling, “a Tube network for the bike”, includes fully or semi-segregated lanes for cyclists “where possible” to reduce the potential for accidents.
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For CS1, TfL says segregated cycle tracks will separate motorists from cyclists “where the route passes along the busiest roads”, and major junctions such as the Old Street roundabout “would be redesigned to make them safer and more convenient for cycling”
A public consultation on CS1 is due to launch before the end of the year and work could begin as soon as June 2015, with completion by April 2016.
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The new route plan was unveiled as part of TfL’s broader Road Modernisation Plan, which is looking at how London’s roads will accommodate an extra five million trips per day by 2030, on top of the 26 million already taking place daily. Cycle trips are predicted to double by 2020.