New cycleway from Lea Bridge to Dalston takes shape

Work is progressing fast on a new TfL cycle way from Lea Bridge to Dalston, which will provide a safe route all the way for cyclists looking to travel across the borough from west to east. 

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, joined Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, Cllr Mete Coban, to see work starting at a new part of the route on Crossway in Dalston, providing new cycle lanes, rain gardens and trees at its junction with John Campbell Road.

This will link with Sandringham Road via a new cycle crossing outside the Rio Cinema and then on towards Hackney Downs and the new look Lea Bridge Roundabout via new safer junctions along the route. These schemes are TfL-led, with the Council playing an active role. 

Over the past year, the Council has also made changes to junctions in between Dalston and Lea Bridge to make them better for walking and cycling, including in Abersham Road, Ferncliff Road and Andre Street. 

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville

We’re delighted to be supporting TfL to introduce this new safer cycle route, linking the new-look Lea Bridge Roundabout to Dalston through safer junctions along the way.

Where we can, we’ll also be installing trees and rain gardens to ensure we maximise the opportunity to green the grey along the route.

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville

Find out more about the cycle route at https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/cycle and hackney.gov.uk/cycleway23.