A new Quietway for cyclists that links Mile End and Barkingside in east London has been completed. The 14km route, funded by Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with the London Borough of Redbridge and sustainable transport charity Sustrans, makes full use of the newly-built bridge in Ilford’s Valentines Park, before heading through Wanstead Flats and across east London.
The Redbridge Quietway 6 gives riders a low-traffic, leafy cycle route, which is one of seven such Quietways planned across the capital.
Cyclists in the borough are also set to benefit from an improved Roding Valley Way after the final section between Royston Gardens and Empress Avenue is finished later this year.
Redbridge cabinet member for environment and sustainability, John Howard, said the Quietway provides a “greener and more modern transport network for Redbridge and will encourage more residents to cycle by providing a safer and easier route”.
“The Quietway and Roding Valley Way route will open up new areas of the borough for residents to walk and cycle, improving health and reducing pollution.”