Cycle Highway 4 extension to London Bridge station under consultation
Plans to extend Cycle Highway 4 westwards along Tooley Street have been revealed by TfL. They state “we are planning to begin construction of these temporary changes in early March 2021.”
Cycle Highway 4 is planned to see permanent work from Greenwich to Tower Bridge. Work is now ongoing on a temporary extension to Charlton to the east with work to Woolwich on ice.
Much of the permanent work on CS4 is still to be undertaken in Deptford and Rotherhithe.
Work would see wands installed along Tooley Street and Duke Street including outside London Bridge station for a temporary westward extension.
Last November I took a look at plans for some major changes in the area with a pedestrian footbridge set to be demolished and a new office block built.
Gone is post-war Colechurch House and the walkway from station to bridge.
It was disappointing to see the plan appear to reduce street space in a very busy area. How a cycle lane works with those changes in the long term remains to be seen. Take a look a pavement width above and then below:
Note there is no cycle lane on renders of Duke Street. A temporary lane could vanish when a new build rises.
To view details of these proposals and comment click here.