Transport for London (TfL) considers and balances the needs of road users, residents, businesses and visitors to an area when determining alignments of routes and design proposals. Proposals for CS1 were developed jointly with the London boroughs of Hackney, Haringey and Islington, consulted on publicly in 2015 and construction completed in 2016.
The decision on CS1, including route selection, involved consideration of the impacts on groups protected under equalities legislation, and TfL completed an Equality Impact Assessment for the scheme. Please see Mayor's Question 2019/14292 for further information on TfL’s approach to Equalities Impact Assessments.
The CS1 route runs on quieter back roads and was identified by TfL and Hackney Council as being quicker, safer and more reliable for cyclists than equivalent trips along the parallel A10. In addition, the alignment chosen on quieter roads meant fewer interactions between people cycling and HGVs, buses and kerbside activity.