Londoners overwhelmingly back new Cycle Superhighway


Transport for London (TfL) today published the initial results of a public consultation into the proposed Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4), with overwhelming support given to the plans.

More than 3,000 people responded to the consultation on the route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich, with 83 per cent in favour. Many respondents suggested that it would make cycling safer, increase the number of people choosing to cycle in the area and help reduce air and noise pollution.

TfL has worked with Lewisham, Southwark and Greenwich councils on the proposals and will be continuing to work closely with them to take the plans forward.

The new Cycle Superhighway would provide the first high-quality segregated cycle route in southeast London, linking with the cycle network across the capital. Previous analysis has shown strong demand for high-quality walking and cycling facilities in southeast London. Sections of the route along Tooley Street and Jamaica Road are among the top 1% of areas for cycle demand in London, while the CS4 route as a whole is in the top five per cent.

TfL is investing record amounts in cycling in London, including in a network of new cycle routes across the capital. This forms a central part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, which aims to reduce reliance on car journeys, tackle congestion and clean up London’s air by encouraging greater use of public transport, walking and cycling.