Linking key destinations, they will follow backstreet routes, through parks, along waterways or tree-lined streets.

The routes will overcome barriers to cycling, targeting cyclists who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes, providing an environment for those cyclists who want to travel at a more gentle pace.

Each Quietway will provide a continuous route for cyclists and every London borough will benefit from the programme. Quietways and Cycle Superhighways in Zone 1 will make up the Central London Grid. This network will complement other cycling initiatives such as Mini-Hollands.

To develop the new, continuous cycle routes, new wayfinding, surface and junction improvements will be introduced and barriers, such as chicanes, will be removed.

The first seven routes

We are working in partnership with the London boroughs and managing authorities to deliver seven Quietway routes.

The first route (Q1 Waterloo to Greenwich) launched in June 2016.

  • Quietway 1 - Waterloo to Greenwich (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich)

The first phase of the the second route (Q2 Bloomsbury to Walthamstow - phase 1 Islington to Mare Street) is due to be complete in January, with the whole route open by spring 2017.

  • Quietway 2 - Bloomsbury to Walthamstow (first phase to Mare Street) (Camden, Islington, Hackney, Waltham Forest)

Maps for the further five routes are now available.

  • Quietway 3 - Regent's Park to Gladstone Park (Dollis Hill) (Westminster, Brent, Camden)
  • Quietway 4 - Clapham Common to Wimbledon (Lambeth, Wandsworth, Merton)
  • Quietway 5 - Waterloo to Norbury (Lambeth, Wandsworth)
  • Quietway 6 - Aldgate to Hainault (phase 1 Mile End to Barkingside) (Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge, Hackney, and the London Legacy Development Corporation)
  • Quietway 7 - Elephant & Castle to Crystal Palace (Southwark, Lambeth)

Route consultations will be carried out by the boroughs locally. We are consulting locally on the TfL Road Network (TLRN) junctions where changes are being proposed. Visit the Quietways consultation page.

Contact the scheme

Jessica ElleryJessica Ellery, Programme manager


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