Cycle Superhighway 4 work from Tower Bridge to Greenwich to begin summer 2019
Transport for London have today released a report revealing that work to begin CS4 will begin in summer 2019.
They begun consulting on plans in September 2017 (covered on the site here) and the plan will see:
- Segregated lanes on Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road
- New and altered pedestrian crossings
- A rebuilt Rotherhithe roundabout
The lane will pass by 1,130 new homes being built on Evelyn Street in Deptford.
The cycle lane was originally due to head to Woolwich from Greenwich through the notorious area below the Blackwall flyover. This was scrapped but now appears to be back – though in a later stage.
It seems more “jam tomorrow” offered but how many times have we seen that? It could mean yet more years with minimal work on east Greenwich, Charlton and Woolwich until it happens (or cancelled again looking at TfL finances).
In the meantime will interim measure occur? Even on a small scale? Two years ago £50k was due to be spent around the area from Greenwich Council’s HILLs project but nothing ever happened.
Work on converting Greenwich town centre’s one-way system will begin soon too – and this work should dove tail into that.
There’s some bad news for bus users as TfL state:
“We are proposing to reassign the westbound bus lane between Lower Road
and Jamaica Road as a general traffic lane to improve traffic flow at
TfL will now launch a further consultation on “changes proposed to the Southwark Park Road junction with Jamaica Road in response to the safety and congestion concerns raised”.