CS4 would give roads in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Deptford and Greenwich a clearer and safer route for cycling, as well as new pedestrian crossings, improved public spaces and other improvements to make these areas more pleasant places to live, work, shop and spend time.

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

Details of the proposals are on the Cycle Superhighway 4 consultation page.

Artist’s impression of CS4 at Rotherhithe roundabout/Jamaica Road

CS4 would form part of London's expanding network of Cycle Superhighways, an important part of the draft Mayor's Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets Approach, which aim to encourage walking, cycling and public transport and make London greener, healthier and more pleasant.

Our 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

Lower Road

The proposals do not include the Lower Road section of CS4. Lower Road is next to Canada Water, an area that will see major regeneration and development in the next few years.

Consultation on proposals for Lower Road will be done in 2018.

We have jointly commissioned a Strategic Transport Study with Southwark Council to understand how developments and future transport schemes would affect the existing road network. The study will be used to create the design for Lower Road, ensuring that it meets the future needs of the community.