New CS4 route a ‘priority’ due to high demand for cycling

CS4 plans
Plans for Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4) – linking Tower Bridge to Greenwich – have been unveiled and put out for consultation by Transport for London (TfL).

Unveiled on 28 September, the plans feature more than 4km of segregated track and include five new traffic light pedestrian crossings and the upgrade of more than 20 existing crossings.

The announcement comes a week after the Mayor unveiled a consultation on Cycle Superhighway 9, which will feature nearly 6km of new segregated track to the Capital’s roads between Kensington Olympia and Brentford.

TfL says the route for CS4 has been ‘identified as a priority’ due to the area’s ‘high demand for cycling’. Nearly 3,500 daily trips are already made on the A200 –  and TfL says there is a high potential for more people to take up cycling.

TfL also says figures show a need for safety improvements, with 93 collisions involving cyclists along the A200 in the last three years.

The first part of the consultation includes more than four kilometres of two-way segregated cycle tracks on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road.

CS4 will also connect to the wider cycling network, including with Quietway 14 via a segregated lane on Tanner Street. This quietway would link the North-South Cycle Superhighway with the proposed Cycle Superhighway 4.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said:

“We need more Londoners to cycle and walk for the good of their health and our air quality, and that’s why we’re working so hard make cycling safer and easier right across the capital.

“By bringing this route to an area of such high demand, this superhighway really will open up cycling to thousands more Londoners.”

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said:

“I’m so pleased that we can share our plans for CS4 just one week after announcing CS9.

“These new routes are a key part of our work to make cycling more accessible across London and will add more than 10km of segregated lanes to the capital’s roads.

“South-east London is an area of huge cycling potential so I know that CS4 will make a real difference to so many cyclists and budding riders by providing a safe segregated route that links straight into our growing cycling network.”

The CS4 consultation ends on 19 November. Subject to the results of the consultation, TfL and partner boroughs aim to start building the cycle superhighway late next year.

03 October 2017