It should get easier to get to central London – or at least Clerkenwell, Bloomsbury and Farringdon – once this cycleway is finished. The route is pretty much what we use when we’re cycling with the children to anywhere in Central London, so my guess is that it will be quite popular.

It nicely avoids the slow, polluted Angel – Old Street – Pentonville Road junction, although there’s not a great way of getting across from the new cycleway to Old Street, which would probably be a well-used if it existed.

Map from Islington documentation