What we've done
- We opened a 3.6km section between Tower Bridge Road and Rotherhithe, along the Jamaica Road, in September 2020
- Work in Greenwich on the Creek Road section of the route finished in May 2021
- We've introduced an experimental scheme along Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill to extend cycling facilities. We're currently running a six-month consultation on these changes - find out more on the Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill consultation page
- A temporary extension of Cycleway 4 along London Bridge was introduced in autumn 2020
In related work, a temporary extension to the east between Greenwich Town Centre and Angerstein Roundabout was completed in December 2020. Further works to extend the route all the way to Charlton are now underway. Find out more on the Greenwich to Woolwich Cycleway consultation page.
- We're planning to start work on the Evelyn Street section of the route in summer 2021, subject to funding and approvals
- Southwark Council is proposing to make some roads two-way in the Lower Road section of the route. Find out more on Southwark Council's Lower Road consultation page
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.