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Cycleway 4 ‘ahead of schedule’ but delays still expected in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe

Construction of a major cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich is ahead of schedule, say TfL.

Work on the segregated cycle route began on Bermondsey’s Jamaica Road in July, and is due to be completed by spring next year.

A next phase is due to begin tomorrow on the section along Deptford’s Creek Road to Norman Road in Greenwich.

Once complete, the route will be a 10km long section of segregated cycling track.

“We’re making good progress with construction work on Cycleway 4 and I’m pleased that work will now be starting on Creek Road,” said Nick Fairholme of TfL.

“I’d like to thank everybody in the area for their patience during construction work and ask people to plan ahead and allow more time for their journeys.”

CGI of Cycleway 4 on Jamaica Road Image: Transport for London

Locals in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe have experienced significant delays to their journeys along Tooley Street, Jamaica Road and the Rotherhithe roundabout.

Officials warn that disruption will continue until the route is completed, advising motorists to allow extra time for their travels.

An expansion of Santander hire bikes was announced earlier this year into Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, with docking stations between Tooley Street and Canada Water station.

The move has been welcomed by Cllr Richard Livingstone, who holds the transport brief at the town hall.

“In addition to this, the brand new section of Cycleway 4 will open up miles of segregated highway across Southwark,” he said.

“I hope that this will make cyclists feel safer, tackle congestion and help people to make choices that reduce air pollution in the area.”


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