Redbridge Council is making it easier and safer to get around the borough by bicycle with the introduction of new mandatory cycle lanes and free cycle skills training to support local people and school children adopt greener, healthier travel choices.
Through its commitment to continue to improve the cycling infrastructure in the borough, the Council is creating new mandatory cycle lanes, widening existing cycle lanes, and completing a range of road safety improvements on cycle routes in Wanstead.
The ambition is to link popular and existing cycle routes to transport hubs, high streets, green spaces and other cycling routes in neighbouring boroughs.
The new and improved cycles lanes will be on Blake Hall Road, Centre Road, Lake House Road and Aldersbrook Road in the area.
Andrew Casson, Redbridge Council Team Lead for Active and Sustainable Travel, said: “Developing Redbridge’s cycling infrastructure and providing cycling training is part of our commitment to active and sustainable travel which can contribute to healthier lifestyles, a reduction in obesity in young people, improve air quality on our streets and encourage a switch from car to bicycle for short local trips – ultimately leading to cleaner, greener, and safer travel for our residents.”
Redbridge Council is also supporting budding cyclists by offering cycle training to develop and improve their cycling skills, and rider confidence through our training provider ‘Cycle Confident’. The council backed initiative offers FREE cycle training to adults, children, and families (with up to three participants) who live, work or study in the borough.
Additional courses include Bikeability cycle training in schools, delivered for both primary and secondary aged students to encourage more cycling to school.
Last year over 1,100 Redbridge children received cycle training in schools and 900 individuals – mix of adult, family, and 1-2-1 training – received cycle skills training outside of the school setting.