Work on a temporary extension of Cycleway 4 to the City of London via London Bridge will begin in autumn 2020. Temporary changes along the route were made in summer 2020 as part of the Streetspace for London plan.
Benefits of Cycleway 4
Cycleway 4 will create a clearer and safer route for cycling on roads in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Deptford and Greenwich. New pedestrian crossings and improved public spaces will make these areas more pleasant to live, work, shop and spend time in.
Our plan allows for the area's future growth. Cycleway 4 will help connect communities along the route by linking important amenities and facilities.
Our expanding network of cycle routes is an important part of the Mayor's Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets Approach - these aim to encourage walking, cycling and public transport and make London greener, healthier and more pleasant.
Our Cycleway 4 plan includes:
- 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 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
Change of name
Cycleway 4 was called Cycle Superhighway 4 until 2019. That's when we combined most Cycle Superhighways and Quietways into the single Cycleways network.
We consulted on proposals for what will be Cycleway 4 in autumn 2017. See our response to issues raised during the consultation on the Cycle Superhighway 4 consultation page.
Southwark Council consulted on detailed proposals for the Lower Road section of the route in July-October 2019. This included their proposals to make some roads in the area two-way.
Find out more on Southwark Council's Lower Road consultation page.