TfL is consulting on plans for their newest cycle superhighway which will bring a segregated bike lane to Deptford, the first of its kind in south-east London.
These new lanes could drastically change the turning from Deptford High Street onto Evelyn Street, making it safer for cyclists.
The new lane would link Tower Bridge to Greenwich with 4 kilometres of segregated track. Changes to Deptford could include a new pedestrian crossing and a segregated bike lane. To see exactly where these changes may happen and what they will look like, watch the video below.
TfL identified the area as a potential cycling development area due to the nearly 3,500 daily trips already made on the A200 with 93 collisions involving cyclists along this section in three years.
TfL’s Danny Keillor told EastLondonLines: “The proposed route for Cycle Superhighway 4 [CS4] is in the top five per cent of London for cycle demand and as well as having a high potential for people to switch from motor vehicle to bicycle.”
Following the outcome of the consultation and agreeing proposals with other boroughs, TfL aim to finish work on CS4 by late next year.
ELL asked TfL about possible disruption that the area. A spokesperson said that they would “plan construction carefully to minimise disruption to those who live, work and travel through the areas”.
Information will also be given ahead of any work to those that live and work in the area to ensure they fully understand any changes that may be taking place.
TfL want locals to look over the proposals and have their say online or at a consultation meeting. Any information on these meetings can be found here.