Take a look at the finished A1000 Cycle Lanes

Work has now finished on the emergency cycle lanes between Tally Ho Corner and East Finchley.

Sinclair has kindly recorded these videos of riding the route.

We encourage you to ride the route yourself and, if you like what you find, write to councillors in support of the scheme and forward the email to Traffic.Consultations@Barnet.gov.uk and campaigns@barnetlcc.org

2 Replies to “Take a look at the finished A1000 Cycle Lanes”

  1. I’m really pleased cycle lanes are being promoted. But my feeling is that our London roads are not wide enough nor pavements to make this super safe. My idea would be more simple. Put cycle paths in all the parks and then introduce protected cycle paths on roads joining the parks up. Has anyone ever suggested this. Plus an annual license fee for cyclists, £20-£50 pa to pay for and maintain.

    1. Thanks for your comments and we agree that leisure cycling in parks is important. But cycle routes need to be coherent, direct, safe, comfortable and attractive to enable people aged from 8 to 80 to choose to cycle rather than drive or be driven to school, work, local shops, etc. Routes should be planned holistically as part of a network and isolated stretches of provision and circuitous routes, even if good are of little value. Developing a connected network is about taking local people on a journey with you in order to understand who currently cycles, where they go and why they go there and, more importantly, who does not currently cycle and why. Routes on back streets and through unlit parks on shared paths fail on many counts. Priority was given to the A1000 in the pandemic as it is an alternative to public transport, wide and direct. In normal times it is also a very useful route for cyclists.

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