New protected cycle lanes linking Lea Bridge to Clapton
New protected cycle lanes linking Lea Bridge to Clapton have been completed in Millfields Park.
Running the length of the northern section of Millfields, the cycle lanes are funded by Transport for London (TfL) and have been constructed by Hackney Council. They will help the thousands of people that cycle in the area to continue on protected lanes towards Hackney along Lea Bridge Road.
New lighting, landscaping and shared spaces at entry and exit points to the park will also make it easier, greener and safer to walk and cycle in the area.
The cycle lanes form part of TfL’s planned Lea Bridge to Dalston Cycleway, which will overhaul Lea Bridge roundabout and create safer routes onwards to Dalston, subject to continued Government funding support for TfL.
It’s great news that these protected cycle lanes have now opened in Millfields Park, filling a key gap in the network and connecting Waltham Forest and Hackney for people cycling.
We’ve seen a huge rise in walking and cycling over the past two years, as more and more Londoners enjoy using sustainable ways to get around the capital.
Supporting more Londoners to cycle by providing safer routes is absolutely essential to a more sustainable future for London, and this is at the heart of the Mayor’s pledge to build a better London for everyone.
Hackney is London’s capital of cycling and we’re really proud to be working with TfL to expand our safe cycle routes.
This new cycle lane in Millfields forms the first part of an ambitious new safe route between Lea Bridge and Dalston, which will transform Lea Bridge roundabout and get even more people cycling in the borough.”
This builds on the benefits of our new School Streets and low traffic neighbourhoods, which have seen cycling rates increase across the borough.