Work set to start on ‘major’ new cycleway

LRSC TfL cycleway 4

The construction of a new cycleway in south-east London will get underway in July, with 4km of two-way segregated track among the key safety features.

Cycleway 4 will run between Tower Bridge and Greenwich and is designed to ‘get more people out of their cars and into cleaner greener forms of transport’.

TfL has been working closely with Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich Councils on plans for the route, including:

  • A 4km two-way segregated cycle track on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road
  • Five new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and upgrades to more than 20 existing pedestrian crossings
  • An overhauled Rotherhithe roundabout, as part of TfL’s Safer Junctions programme
  • A new eastbound bus gate on the Jamaica Road approach to Rotherhithe roundabout
  • New and improved street layout at Deptford High Street and Rotherhithe roundabout, including new paving and trees

Work will start in July on an initial 1.8km section of segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Rotherhithe Roundabout and includes new pedestrian crossings along Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said: “I’m delighted that work is about to begin on this major new cycle route in south-east London.

“High-quality segregated cycle routes greatly increase the number of people who feel confident cycling on our streets and with new pedestrian crossings along the route, road danger will be substantially reduced for thousands of pedestrians too.

“Boroughs like Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich really understand the huge benefits of investing in high-quality walking and cycling infrastructure.

“With record investment from TfL we will continue to work with boroughs who share our vision to tackle London’s inactivity crisis, reduce road danger, and get more people out of their cars and into cleaner greener forms of transport.”

24 June 2019