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Mayor of London announces new cycle route between Ilford and Barking Riverside

PUBLISHED: 13:24 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:42 30 January 2018

The new route is designed to encourage more people to cycle File photo: Vikki Lince

The new route is designed to encourage more people to cycle File photo: Vikki Lince

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A new cycle route will link Ilford to Barking Riverside, the mayor of London has announced.

Sadiq Khan revealed the 8km route as one of six new routes across the capital, in a bid to create more cycling infrastructure to allow more people to get on a bike.

Design work, which will involve both Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge councils, is set to begin immediately.

Mr Khan said: “I’ve committed to invest record amounts in making cycling easier and safer for Londoners, and I’m delighted that work is now beginning on designing the next generation of high-quality cycle routes across the capital.

“Working closely with the boroughs, we’re providing new routes in both inner and outer London, including in areas that haven’t previously seen serious investment in cycling infrastructure.”

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