The mayor and Transport for London have unveiled plans to build an 11km backstreet Cycle Superhighway between White Hart Lane in Tottenham to the City of London - acting as an A10 bypass - and passing through fashionable Stoke Newington and Dalston.
Running parallel to the A10, the cycle superhighway route 1 could cut journey times from the City to Tottenham to 30 minutes compared to around 42 minutes on the main road – slashing the number of traffic lights along the cycle route from 54 on the main road to just eight on the cycle lane.
Working with Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the route could make major road layout and traffic flow changes including segregated cycle tracks on small sections where the route must use a busy road and closing Pitfield Street to motor traffic between Old Street and Boot Street.
There would also be major enhancements to the busy 'Apex Junction' at Great Eastern Street and Old Street to allow cyclists to cross more safely.
Mayor Boris Johnson, said: 'Our research shows that well over 100,000 journeys in this area could be made by bike instead. This Cycle Superhighway will provide cyclists with a direct, protected route along quiet streets, making it even easier for people to hop on a bike rather than getting in their cars.
‘This is exactly what the cycling revolution is all about - making it simpler and safer for ordinary people to choose to get on the saddle and enjoy London by bike.'
Subject to the outcome of the six week consultation closing on 29 March, work could begin this summer and be completed by early 2016. The consultation is also considering different options for Balls Pond Road where traffic counts show that the vast majority of buses do not use the existing bus lane.
TfL is considering two options for replacing the bus lane including new cycle lanes and traffic islands between Culford Road and Kingsbury Road or a new two-way segregated cycle track.
Along Tottenham High Road, a new 700-metre two-way cycle track would also be installed within to separate cyclists from traffic on the busy A10.
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