Construction work on new London cycleway reaches major milestone

CGI of Cycleway 4 in Deptford, London. Image courtesy of TfL.

Construction work on Cycleway 4, a major new London cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich, has reached another significant milestone, as construction work is set to begin on Creek Road in Deptford ahead of schedule.

Construction of the new route began on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey in July. Work on these first sections of the route, including a complete overhaul of Rotherhithe roundabout and almost 4km of segregated Cycleway along Tooley Street and Jamaica Road, is set to be complete by spring next year.

The next phase of work will start on 20 November to build new segregated cycle lanes and redesigned junctions along Creek Road between Deptford Church Street and Norman Road in Greenwich. This will add 1.6km of segregated Cycleway to London’s network, as well as a new pedestrian crossing at Deptford Church Street. 

Once complete, Cycleway 4 will add 10km of segregated cycle route to London’s growing cycling network.

In August, TfL announced that London’s cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, is set to be expanded along the new route between Tooley Street and Canada Water station. New docking stations along the route will make it even easier for people to start cycling in south east London and will be the first time that the scheme has reached Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

Nick Fairholme, TfL’s director of project and programme delivery, said: “We’re making good progress with construction work on Cycleway 4 and I’m pleased that work will now be starting on Creek Road. I’d like to thank everybody in the area for their patience during construction work and ask people to plan ahead and allow more time for their journeys.”

Cycleway 4 is one of a number of new cycle routes which are either under construction or in development across the capital. Construction work on a new cycleway between Acton and Wood Lane is set to be complete by early 2020, with construction work on another major new route between Brentford and Olympia set to begin in December. 

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