Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a public consultation on plans to build a “high-quality” segregated cycle route connecting Tower Bridge to Greenwich.
City Hall says Cycle Superhighway 4 will feature more than four kilometres of segregated tracks and will serve the existing 3,500 daily trips already made on the A200, as well as help more people take up cycling.
The route has been designated a priority as 93 collisions involving cyclists have occurred along this section of the A200 over the past three years.
Mayor Khan said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce plans to bring more than 4km of segregated cycle lanes to south-east London.
“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 Cycle Superhighway 4 just one week after announcing Cycle Superhighway 9.
“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.”
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “Our plans for Cycle Superhighway 4 would dramatically improve access to cycling in south-east London as well as significantly improving pedestrian facilities.
“The Superhighway is an extremely efficient use of road space, which improves health and brings added environmental benefits, while boosting the local economy.
“We believe these plans will deliver huge benefits to those who live and work in the area and we know that their views are vital to help us shape our plans, so we can make them work for as many people as possible.”
TfL will hold a series of public exhibitions to ensure as much information as possible is available for Londoners:
- Tuesday 3 October 15:00-19:00 at Beormund Community Centre, 177 Abbey Street, SE1 2AN
- Thursday 5 October 15:00-19:00 at Deptford Lounge 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RH
- Saturday 14 October 11:00-15:00 at Deptford Lounge 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RH
- Tuesday 17 October 16:00-19:00 at St Alfege Church Hall, 3 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BJ
- Saturday 21 October 11:00-15:00 at James Wolfe Primary School, 21 Randall Place, SE10 9LA
- Wednesday 25 October 15:00-19:00 at The Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street, SE16 7JG
- Saturday 4 November 11:00-15:00 at The Finnish Church, 33 Albion St, SE16 7JG
In addition, the consultation material will be on display at the following locations from Thursday 28 September for the duration of the consultation:
- Canada Water Library: 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
- Deptford Lounge: 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RH
- West Greenwich Library: 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10
- Blue Anchor Library: Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 3UQ
Subject to the consultation results, TfL and partner boroughs aim to start construction “late next year.”