Cyclists have never had it so good, says TfL, after Southwark route for bikes opens

A major new cycleway has been completed in Southwark, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Southwark council has completed work in Lower Road in what is dubbed Cycleway 4, and now enables people to cycle safely all the way from London Bridge to Greenwich.

The new section connects Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays and Deptford. In Lower Road, the new section of Cycleway 4 includes 1.3km of protected two-way cycle lanes, which connects the previously completed sections in Jamaica Road and Evelyn Street.

As well as the new cycleway, a new signalised pedestrian crossing has been installed outside the entrance to Southwark Park, further improving pedestrian safety and accessibility.

Completion of Cycleway 4 means that TfL and the London boroughs will have quadrupled the size of the strategic cycle network from 90km in 2016 to more than 360km by the end of this month.

TfL has also launched a new day pass for Santander Cycles this week, which allows unlimited journeys under 30 minutes all day from £3 and makes Santander Cycles one of the most affordable ways to travel in the capital.

TfL is also on track to add an additional 1,400 new e-bikes to the scheme this summer, more than tripling the number available to hire and further expanding access to cycling.

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “I’m delighted that work on Cycleway 4 is now complete, meaning people cycling can travel more easily and safely from London Bridge all the way to Greenwich. 

“Improving our infrastructure and making cycling as accessible as possible for accessible Londoners lies at the heart of the Mayor’s vision for a safer and greener London for everyone.”

Pictured top: A section of the new Cycleway 4 (Picture: TfL)

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