Transport for London have announced their intention to resume plans to remove a gyratory and pedestrianise parts of Greenwich town centre.
A recent funding deal is seeing some schemes previously placed on hold now moving forward under the Liveable Neighbourhood scheme.
Plans to pedestrianise parts of the town centre were announced in 2017 but havn’t progressed.
Changes would see College Approach and King William Walk closed to vehicles.
Nelson Road would become two-way traffic.
TfL are now hoping to start work but are not offering a definite guarantee work will happen.
Grants between £1 million to £10 million will be spent on a number of projects across the capital if projects proceed.
In the near term £2 million will be split between a number of areas, so little substantial is unlikely to happen without borough support.
Previous plans saw two areas of the gyratory closed to vehicles.
Cycleway 4 would have a route through the town centre which it currently lacks.
The route is still very much piecemeal, but when complete should offer a dedicated cycle lane from Tower Bridge all the was to Plumstead.
To do so requires work at the one-way system in Rotherhithe, Greenwich town centre, Charlton to Woolwich and then through Woolwich town centre (I covered TfL’s plan in the town centre in recent days).
Back in 2017 work in Greenwich town centre was costed at £5.4 million. That will be somewhat higher now with inflation.
News today showed construction inflation has dropped from highs near 30 per cent but still sits above 17 per cent.