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Cycling routes (Quietway 1 and Cycle Superhighway 4)

Find out about the cycling Quietway that goes from Waterloo to Lewisham, and proposals to build the Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4) through Deptford.

Quietways

  • Quietways are cycle routes on quieter roads across London.
  • Most of the first seven Quietways have sections that are complete.
  • The next phase of Quietways will be launched throughout 2018 in Lewisham and across London.
  • Purple signs mark the routes to help cyclists find their way.
  • Quietways are good for people who want to cycle on quieter streets.
  • Quietways are good for people new to cycling in London.

Quietway 1

Proposals for the Cycle Superhighway 4 in Deptford

The CS4 would create a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich, and improve pedestrian facilities and public spaces.

The project is a partnership between:

  • Transport for London
  • Southwark Council
  • Lewisham Council
  • Greenwich Council.

The benefits of creating a new cycle superhighway

CS4 would create a clearer and safer cycling route for roads in:

  • Bermondsey
  • Rotherhithe
  • Deptford
  • Greenwich.

It would also include:

  • new pedestrian crossings
  • improved public spaces
  • other improvements to make these areas more pleasant places to live, work, shop and spend time.

The proposals also aim to accommodate the area's future growth. CS4 would help connect communities along the route, linking important amenities and facilities.

What is being proposed

The proposals include:

  • two-way segregated cycle track on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road
  • five new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and upgrades to over 20 existing pedestrian crossings
  • building on the recent short-term improvements at Rotherhithe roundabout by redesigning the roundabout to improve safety as part of our Safer Junctions programme
  • installing a new eastbound bus gate on the Jamaica Road approach to Rotherhithe roundabout – this will give buses priority at the roundabout and give them easier access into Lower Road
  • new and improved public spaces at Deptford High Street and Rotherhithe roundabout, including new paving and trees
  • new traffic restrictions, including banned turns on some side roads along Jamaica Road and at Deptford High Street
  • changes to some bus stop layouts and locations, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists.

Read the proposals in full and the results of the 2017 consultation.

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