Track to the future: cycleway preview for Hackney

GLA cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan leads CS1 (cycle superhighway 1) preview for Hackney People on Bikes 170315 © david.altheer@gmail.com

LIKE A LOST TRIBE looking for a way out of the wilderness, these people are following a leader they hope will guide them to safety.

Andrew Gilligan, of the Greater London Authority, left in the red jersey, above, was giving them an exclusive preview of CS1, the cycle superhighway planned to run north from the City through Hackney and Islington to  Tottenham.

The cycling commissioner met the recently formed group Hackney People on Bikes earlier this winter and volunteered the sneak preview of  CS1.

GLA cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan leads CS1 (cycle superhighway 1) preview for Hackney People on Bikes 170315 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Where next: Gilligan, left, shows the way during a pause in Shoreditch

Just under 30 people, including two toddlers and cycling councillor Feryal Demirci, rode up to the start in Sun Street, City.

Some of them liked parts of the route, others would prefer dedicated lanes to be built on theKingsland Road/A10.

Stop Killing Cyclists organiser Nicola Branch addresses CS1 (cycle superhighway 1) preview for Hackney People on Bikes 170315 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Stop Killing Cyclists organiser Nicola Branch, left, addresses the gathering at the start

They can make their views known in the consultation, which ends on 29 March 2015.

David Altheer 170315

* The CS1 route

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