London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a consultation on a new 11km backstreet Cycle Superhighway between Tottenham, Stoke Newington, Dalston and the city of London.

This would mean safer, faster and more convenient cycle journeys around the city – and an escape from those dreaded rush hours at last!

Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1) would run on quiet side streets just parallel to the A10, linking to the communities enroute. Journeys on it would be substantially more pleasant than using the main road – giving you less swearing motorists and reckless bus drivers to avoid.

The route would have only eight sets of traffic lights, compared to 54 along the main road, and a journey from the city to Tottenham would take around 30 minutes, compared to about 42 minutes on the main road.

The Mayor 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.” 

It’s always nice to be able to get to work without fear of getting knocked over by a bus – though watch out for the bumbling, floppy-haired Mayor who’s a keen cyclist himself.

For more information about the consultation, which closes on 29 March 2015, please visit