Cycleway 4 will make ‘huge difference to cycling’

TfL has started work on the next section of Cycleway 4 in Deptford, a route it says is already enabling thousands of ‘safer and easier’ cycle journeys across the area each week.

Sections of the route, which will run from central London to Greenwich when finished, have already been completed between Tower Bridge Road and Rotherhithe and on Creek Road in Deptford.

Construction on the next section of the route on Evelyn Street in Deptford is underway and is expected to be completed in spring.

Once complete, the scheme will create:

  • 1.4km of two-way protected cycle track, which will play a vital role in reducing road danger and encouraging people to cycle more often
  • New pedestrian crossings at Gosterwood Street and Grinstead Road, which will make walking journeys easier and safer
  • Upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings at Oxestalls Road and Deptford High Street
  • Wider footways and a new public space at New King Street, with new trees and seating, making the local neighbourhood a nicer place to walk around and spend time in

Nick Fairholme, TfL’s director of project and programme delivery, said: “Ensuring that people have sustainable options for travel is an essential part of the capital’s recovery from coronavirus, and this next section of Cycleway 4 will make it even easier for adults, children and families to cycle around Deptford and beyond.”

Meanwhile, TfL says cycle count data shows that thousands of people continue to make the most of new and upgraded cycle routes and infrastructure across the Capital.

Along the upgraded CS7 route in Balham, an average of 3,400 people were counted cycling each weekday in June and July. 

On Bishopsgate in the City of London, around 7,300 people were counted cycling on weekdays, with 2,200 people counted along C9 in Chiswick.

Heidi Alexander, deputy mayor for Transport, said: “Thousands of people are already benefiting from new and upgraded cycle routes across London, and the next phase of Cycleway 4 will make a huge difference to those cycling around Deptford.

“Making it easier to walk and cycle in the capital is key to a green and sustainable recovery from the pandemic, and it’s really exciting that this key route between central London and Greenwich is going to be improved.”

17 August 2021