The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced plans to introduce the first segregated cycle route to south-east London.
Cycle Superhighway 4 will bring safer cycling to the area as it connects Tower Bridge to Greenwich using more than four kilometres of segregated tracks.
The route has been identified as a priority due to the area’s high demand for cycling – with nearly 3,500 daily trips already made on the A200 – high potential for more people to take up cycling, and the need for safety improvements, with 93 collisions involving cyclists along this section of the A200 in three years.
The announcement comes a week after the Mayor unveiled a consultation on Cycle Superhighway 9, which will add nearly 6km of new segregated track to the capital’s roads between Kensington Olympia to Brentford. Together the two superhighways will play a vital role in the Mayor’s work to promote cycling and walking for the good of Londoners’ health and air quality.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce plans to bring more than 4km of segregated cycle lanes to south-east London. We need more Londoners to cycle and walk for the good of their health and our air quality, and that’s why we’re working so hard make cycling safer and easier right across the capital. By bringing this route to an area of such high demand, this superhighway really will open up cycling to thousands more Londoners.”
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “I’m so pleased that we can share our plans for Cycle Superhighway 4 just one week after announcing Cycle Superhighway 9. These new routes are a key part of our work to make cycling more accessible across London and will add more than 10km of segregated lanes to the capital’s roads. South-east London is an area of huge cycling potential so I know that CS4 will make a real difference to so many cyclists and budding riders by providing a safe segregated route that links straight into our growing cycling network.”