On yer bike, Town Hall tells East End kids
NEW cycle routes and extra parking spaces for bikes are planned in London’s East End to encourage more people onto two wheels. A 10-year master-plan of new routes has been released today by Tower Hamlets council
NEW cycle routes and extra parking spaces for bikes are planned in London's East End to encourage more people onto two wheels.
A 10-year Cycling Connections master-plan of new routes and facilities has been released today by Tower Hamlets Council to boost the number of people choosing to cycle to improve fitness reduce road congestion.
The local authority is running training courses with the Bikeworks charity for up to 3,000 adults and children a year. It wants eight-out-of-10 youngsters aged 10 and 11 to be proficient on the roads every year by 2015.
You may also want to watch:
Lead Member for Cleaner, Safer, Greener, Councillor Abdal Ullah, said: "A lot of people are interested in cycling, but feel worried to start because they're scared of traffic or aren't confident in their skills."
So the authority is backing Boris Johnson's 'cycle superhighway' network across London, including the first across East London from Barking to Tower Hill along the A13 Commercial Road and Cable Street, opening next May.
- 1 It's been a busy week at Leyton Orient with plenty of signings expected
- 2 Tributes paid after Tower Hamlets councillor dies at 40
- 3 Leyton Orient linked with Omar Beckles, Connor Wood and Paul Smyth
- 4 Drivers fight Tower Hamlets for years over 'clamping on private land'
- 5 Docklands man pleads guilty to firearms offences
- 6 Plans mooted to change East End MP constituency boundaries
- 7 Friends of John Pierce compiling 'book of memories' for his family
- 8 Thunderstorms, heavy rain forecast as Met Office issues yellow warnings
- 9 Search is on for next Tower Hamlets Freedom of the Borough award recipient
- 10 Limehouse Link Tunnel closure causing traffic chaos and A13 delays