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Cycling consultations

This consultation has ended

Start date 24 February 2016
End date 13 March 2016

Final consultation report


  • Finsbury Square to Lever Street

  • Featherstone Street to Leonard Street

Islington Council consulted on the cycling routes Finsbury Square to Lever Street and Featherstone Street to Leonard Street between February and March 2016.

We are currently analysing feedback from the consultation and will publish the resultsin Summer 2016 on this page.

Details of the consultation are below.


Islington Council has secured £2million from Transport for London (TfL) to help deliver improved cycle routes in the borough which will help integrate our routes into a wider London cycling network.

The council is helping TfL to create a set of safer, connected routes for cyclists across central London called Quietways and Superhighways.

We plan to deliver five new cycle routes that are easier to use by the end of 2016 with more to follow.

Most of these new routes will link key destinations via quieter roads (Quietways). We are now seeking your views on the proposed links from Finsbury Square to Bath Street and from Bunhill Row to Leonard Road.


The proposed works are designed to create convenient, safer and more direct cycle routes for cyclists of all abilities. These are quieter roads and the new cycling improvements on the route will offer a clear, signed and safe journey for cyclists linking into the wider London cycling network. It will also make it easier for local people to cycle to local facilities such as leisure centres and shops.

The proposed works include:

  • Upgrading existing traffic signals to improve cycle access
  • Introducing segregated cycle lanes
  • Allowing cyclists to cycle in a different direction on one-way streets (known as a contra-flow)
  • Closing Featherstone Street at the junction of City Road to motor vehicles

All of these works are aimed at improving cycle safety and encouraging more people to cycle. The road closure will also create a better walking environment and liveable space for residents.

Parking, loading and servicing will continue to be there for businesses and the new routes should not cause traffic delays. However there will be some loss of pay and display parking on Chiswell Street and Finsbury Square.

Please come to our drop-in sessions where council officers will be available to answer your questions.

  • Wednesday 24 Feb 11am - 2pm, Finsbury Square
  • Wednesday 2 March 11am - 2pm, Bath Street /Old Street (Promenade of Light)

The consultation document and detailed consultation drawings are available to download at the bottom of this page.

To have your say for the consultation in this area please follow this link to the survey.

The closing date is 13 March.

Further questions

Please see our FAQs.

If you have problems accessing any of the surveys, or need more information or assistance, you can email us at: islingtoncycling@projectcentre.co.uk

Contact information

 Main contact  Project Centre

 Email  islingtoncycling@projectcentre.co.uk

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