A new cycle route between Finsbury Park and Holloway has been completed.

The culmination of the project – cycleway 50 – comes a year after TfL first started work on the partially segregated lanes in Tollington Road and Seven Sisters Road.

Plans to extend the cycle route further towards the boundary with Camden are expected to be carried out by Islington Council later this year.

This would create a continuous cycle route between Finsbury Park and York Way, with new sections running along Caledonian Road and Hungerford Road.

Over the past 12 months, the roads along the route have been widened, new “island” bus stops have been created and traffic wands installed to segregate cyclists from other vehicles.

TfL said that the scheme aimed to improve road safety along the route.

Ham & High: The new route also runs along Seven Sisters RoadThe new route also runs along Seven Sisters Road (Image: Alex Marsh)

Between June 2017 and June 2020, there were a total of 210 people injured in road collisions around the Nags Head gyratory. Of these, 31 casualties were cyclists and 54 were pedestrians.  

Islington councillor Rowena Champion said that the authority was supportive of the latest cycle scheme.

She added: “These exciting changes will help to reduce air pollution, support more local people to fit physical activity into their day, and create more welcoming spaces for all to enjoy."

It comes as TfL also announced the completion of cycleway 23, a route connecting Lea Bridge and Dalston.

At the Lea Bridge Roundabout, new segregated cycle lanes have been created alongside upgraded pedestrian crossings.

Cycleway 50 has been created as an experimental scheme, with impacted people invited to share their views in a consultation starting in May.