Published: Monday, 7th September 2020
Construction of the first phase of a Strategic Cycle Route through the centre of Royal Greenwich will begin in mid-September.
Funded by Transport for London (TfL) and part of our Streetspace Programme, the route will connect Greenwich Park and Shooters Hill via Old Dover Road and Shooters Hill Road. It will provide a much-needed safe, protected cycling space along Shooters Hill Road and create a better environment along Old Dover Road for walking and cycling.
The first phase will be built along Shooters Hill Road between Baker Road and Weyman Road at the eastern end of the route.
Segregated cycle lanes will be created using poles. The poles will provide protection from traffic for cyclists, but will be spaced so that residents living on Shooters Hill Road will still be able to access their off-street parking.
A new pedestrian and cycle crossing will be installed and works to bus stops along the route on Shooters Hill Road will ensure they remain fully accessible to bus passengers.
Eventually the route will connect to Greenwich Park’s east gate. This later phase requires upgrades to traffic signals, however, so we are working closely with TfL to be able to start the second phase as soon as possible.
The measures will be implemented on a trial basis and residents are encouraged to comment on the scheme using our online feedback survey.
The feedback we receive will help us decide whether to make the changes permanent.