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Hackney musicians Adam Faulkner and Tim Stephens are finally out of the saddle after an "incredible" bike ride - to Tokyo.

Cllr Claudia Webbe has told the Gazette she expects "no major opposition" to proposals to block off the Old Street corridor to through traffic.

A woman has been ordered to tear down a pricey bike shed she had built in her front garden - or face prosecution.

Transport chiefs have laid out their plans for a new cycle route from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs.

Hundreds of protesters took to Clissold Park on Friday afternoon to demonstrate against proposed road closures in Stoke Newington.

Disgruntled families living in Stoke Newington fear their voices supporting proposed road closures are being drowned out. Neighbours of all ages, and their pets, took to the streets on Tuesday to support Hackney Council's plans to shut roads around Walford Road to rat-run traffic to improve air quality.

TfL's plan to build a giant staircase for people who want to sit in the middle of Old Street roundabout has been panned by Islington and Hackney councils.

Another consultation will take place on plans to close roads in Stoke Newington because of a persistent campaign by parents who say their kids will be worse off.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

Transport chiefs are at last consulting on a "missing link" portion of Cycle Superhighway 1 that will connect Hackney to Islington along Balls Pond Road.

Work has begun on an ambitious project to gut Old Street roundabout and create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cycle stands in Finsbury Park have been removed after they were installed in "the wrong place".

A four-year standoff over a 100-yard stretch of road will finally end when a missing piece of Cycle Superhighway 1 is built - in spring 2019.

Transport bosses have been urged to stop dragging their heels over modernising Old Street roundabout after a cement truck crash left a cyclist fighting for her life.

A keyboard warrior who has it in for cyclists spent hours bashing out scores of near-identical responses to a council survey about a Shoreditch road closure.

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

Plans are in the pipeline to clamp down on polluting vehicles in Shoreditch and Hoxton to help clean up Hackney's filthy air.

Campaigners fighting plans for more road closures in Stoke Newington will get their chance to grill council chiefs at a meeting on Monday night.

Parking spaces in a Stamford Hill road where aggressive drivers tailgate cyclists could be removed to make way for a protected bike track, Hackney Council has announced.

A surge of "aggressive driving" in the streets around Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) from car and scooter users means another string of road closures could be on the cards.

A gang of bike-jackers are being hunted by police after a cyclist was ambushed and robbed in Victoria Park.

Hackney Council is consulting on traffic schemes to tackle filthy air outside three London Fields schools - 18 months after bosses were forced to ditch controversial plans to close off 13 back streets in the area.

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney. This week we visit Swytch's Hackney Wick HQ.

Transport bosses have awarded Hackney Council £10million to make four lethal junctions safer - including the notorious Pembury Circus - and encourage people to get out of their cars.

It is a huge relief that the seven-year-old boy hit by a car outside St John the Baptist Primary School wasn't more badly hurt.

Hackney Council has unveiled what are thought to be the UK's first public speed monitors for cyclists in an attempt to slow them down in London Fields.

Fed up parents and their feisty kids protested outside a primary school over the chronic dangerous driving problem in Stamford Hill.

Transport bosses are planning another round of road closures to beef up Hackney's CS1 cycle route.

A trio of Hackney cyclists have raised more than £5,000 for the renovation of St Mary's Centre in Stoke Newington by pedalling from London to Paris in just 24 hours.

A cyclist on trial for killing a mother in Old Street today denied he was a thrillseeker who didn't use a front brake or helmet because it was "stylish" not to.

The cyclist on trial for killing a pedestrian as she crossed Old Street had right of way because the lights were green, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

A cyclist on trial over the death of a pedestrian in Old Street was thrown through the air when the pair collided but quickly got up and began shouting at her, a court heard.

The trial of a cyclist accused of running over and killing a mother-of-two in Old Street begins today.

The cyclist who was left fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry is still in hospital with "potentially life-changing" injuries.

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