Strategic cycle routes

Most Royal Greenwich residents do not own a car, and public transport capacity will be limited for the foreseeable future, so we need to make cycling a safe, reliable choice for anyone who can. 

We have been awarded funding to develop two strategic cycle routes in the borough. These are:

  • Greenwich Park to Shooters Hill Phase 2
  • Eltham to Greenwich Park

Plans for each cycle route

We have been given funding to design the Greenwich Park to Shooters Hill route and Eltham to Greenwich Park route. Funding for the routes to be built is only released if we have evidence of public support.

Greenwich Park to Shooters Hill 

The second phase of the Strategic Cycle Route would link up with the first phase we built in 2020 along Shooters Hill Road between Baker Road and Weyman Road (see map below) connecting to Greenwich Park’s east gate, via Old Dover Road, St John’s Park and Maze Hill. 

We are listening to the feedback we are receiving  and there are clearly strong feelings about the proposal in our consultation plans for a bus, taxi and cycle gate on Old Dover Road, on the bridge over the A102, restricting through-access for motor vehicles.  

We will analyse all the responses we receive (alongside other data we collect) before making a decision. However, given the strength of feeling about the bus gate, we are already working closely with Transport for London to explore alternatives to the bus gate, that have less impact on car access to Old Dover Road.  

Have your say on our current proposals.

Eltham to Greenwich Park

We have developed proposals for a cycle route between Eltham High Street / Eltham Hill and the Blackheath Gate entrance to Greenwich Park, connecting two of the borough’s major town centres and serving several primary and secondary schools.

We are listening to the feedback we are receiving and there are clearly strong feelings about the proposal in our consultation plans for closures on Birdbrook Road, Shawbrooke Road and Kidbrooke Gardens to reduce through-traffic and create a safe space for people cycling along Birdbrook Road, Eltham Green Road and Kidbrooke Gardens.  

We will analyse all the responses we receive (alongside other data we collect) before making a decision. However, given the strength of feeling about the closures, we are already working closely with Transport for London to explore how we can improve this route for cyclists without these modal filters. 

Have your say on our current proposals.

Greenwich town centre

Cycleway 4 is a TfL project which will eventually connect Tower Bridge and Woolwich. However, the existing plans stop short of Greenwich town centre on the west and east sides. A temporary cycle scheme was proposed for Greenwich Town Centre as part of the London Streetspace Plan in 2020, but was not considered for full funding. The Greenwich Town Centre Liveable Neighbourhood proposals are designed to help create a better link for people walking and cycling through the town centre. We will update you when we’ve got more information on the future funding situation for the Liveable Neighbourhood scheme. 

Cycling connections towards central London

We are working closely with TfL who are building the Cycleway 4 route, including early temporary delivery of the Cycleway 4 extension route from Greenwich to Woolwich. Our three strategic cycle routes should connect to Cycleway 4 to give residents good access to central London. 

You can read detailed information about this project on the TfL website. If you have any comments or suggestions for changes or improvements about this TfL scheme, please email TfL at: streetspacelondon@tfl.gov.uk  

Using modal filters to create a cycle route between Plumstead and Abbey Wood

We have delivered this route upgrading existing filters along quiet back streets, helping cyclists travel between Plumstead High Street and Abbey Wood station. This was delivered as part of the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund in Summer 2020.