Transport planners have identified 25 potential cycling ‘corridors’ after an extensive and “unprecedented” analysis of London’s road network.
Carried out by Transport for London, the analysis uses growth forecasts, safety data and existing demand statistics to identify viable routes for new Cycle Superhighways and Quietways.
Twenty five such routes, spreading Brentford to Heathrow in the west, to Dagenham Dock to Ilford in the east, Highgate to North Finchley in the north, and Streatham to Oval in the south, have been published today by Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner.
Norman, who directs TfL’s cycling policy on behalf of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, and TfL will now work with local boroughs to carry out feasibility studies to determine which routes are most viable.
He said: “We’re committed to improving cycling provision right across the capital as we work to make physical activity a bigger part of Londoners’ everyday lives.
“And while we are working hard to build new Cycle Superhighways and Quietways now, it’s also important that we look ahead to expand the cycling network and create the next generation of routes.
“That’s why we’ve using this ground-breaking analysis to identify the areas of greatest potential for cycling, and why we’ll be working closely with the boroughs to deliver schemes that help continue this spectacular growth in cycling for many years to come.”
Ben Plowden, Director of Surface Strategy and Planning at TfL, added: “This exciting analysis will help to transform cycling in all four corners of our great city, making London greener, healthier and less congested.
“The latest cycling statistics and the data on future cycling demand shows there is no stopping London’s rapid cycling growth and we will work closely with the boroughs to help fuel this growth further by fixing the most dangerous junctions and delivering on major cycling improvements.”