Is this cycle track near Old Street really the ‘worst in the world’?

16 Mar , 2016  

Hackney Council’s decision to build a cycle route around “a random collection of trees” near Old Street has been met with incredulity by cyclists, with one branding it “the worst cycle track in the world”. The world’s worst cycle track? Also looks like Hackney have chosen to position the "Superhighway" so that it has trees […]

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Cycling in Hackney needs more diversity, say councillors

19 Nov , 2015  

The headline and first paragraph of this article were corrected on 20 Nov 2015. More needs to be done to get black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Hackney involved in cycling, councillors said at a joint ward forum this week. By 2024, Hackney Council wants 15 per cent of all journeys by Hackney residents […]

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Residents claim traffic initiative will cause ‘chaos’

12 Nov , 2015  

A trial of 16 road closures in London Fields intended to create safer and cleaner neighbourhoods has divided residents. Hackney Council’s proposal aims to allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel freely while preventing “rat running”, the use of side streets to avoid main roads. It is due to start next January. Planters will block off […]

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Tour de Love – Cycle Speed Dating comes to Hackney

11 Mar , 2015  

Are you a fast talking, time deprived Londoner who can pop a sweet wheelie on your ten speed? Then London’s first cycle speed dating is for you. London Fields cafe Look Mum No Hands is running a series of cycle speed dating session for those of us who are already in a committed relationship with […]

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Mapped: Hackney’s worst roads for cycling

3 Dec , 2014  

Statistics released by Transport for London (TfL) reveal Old Street to be the most dangerous spot for cyclists in Hackney. A total of nine cyclists reported injuries from accidents on Old Street in 2013. The Hackney Post has created an interactive map which shows the extent of the injuries. [iframe width=’100%’ height=’520′ frameborder=’0′ src=’’ allowfullscreen […]

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Anxious residents call for cycle lanes in Hackney Central

26 Oct , 2014  

Cyclists and pedestrians have appealed for better cycling infrastructure in the ward after those on bikes were branded “a nuisance”. The Hackney borough was recently voted London’s cycling capital, with 25 per cent of residents commuting to work by bike, receiving great enthusiasm in the local area. But concerns have been raised over the safety of […]

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Queensbridge leads Hackney’s cycling dominance

21 Nov , 2013  

Queensbridge residents are leading the way among Londoners cycling to work, new research has revealed. The figures, provided by London Datastore, show that 19.1 per cent of Queensbridge residents cycle to work, the highest throughout inner London. Queensbridge also recorded the highest percentage increase in people commuting by bike. The ward has seen an 11.3 […]

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Bike theft is becoming a problem in Hackney Central


Many bike thefts are unreported every year

29 Oct , 2013  

Bike theft could be on the up in Hackney Central despite police figures suggesting otherwise.

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Cycle park legacy for residents

8 Mar , 2012  

Cycle fans are celebrating today after it was revealed they will have free use of the Olympic Velodrome and surrounding park after the summer games. The Lee Valley VeloPark will include a one mile road circuit and eight kilometres of mountain biking trails encompassing the 6,000 seat venue and Olympic BMX track – all of […]

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Cyclists on constant collision course with HGVs

17 Mar , 2011  

“Hackney is especially bad. I’ve been cycling here for years now and it seems like there’s an accident involving a cyclist and a big lorry pretty much every month.”

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