Greenwich to Woolwich walking and cycling changes

In 2019 we announced our plans to make changes to roads between Greenwich and Woolwich in order to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

As part of our response to the transport challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic we made temporary changes to the A206 between Park Row and Anchor and Hope Lane, including Angerstein Roundabout.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme, and our plans, including for engagement and consultation. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme

In 2019 we announced our plans to make changes to roads between Greenwich and Woolwich in order to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

As part of our response to the transport challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic we made temporary changes to the A206 between Park Row and Anchor and Hope Lane, including Angerstein Roundabout.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme, and our plans, including for engagement and consultation. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The A206 is a key route linking Greenwich town centre with Charlton and Woolwich. It is amongst the top five per cent of routes in London that have the greatest potential for cycling to increase, but only if we build infrastructure to give people the confidence to cycle.

From 2017-19 there were 249 collisions along Woolwich Road: 94 of these led to a pedestrian or cyclist becoming injured. Two cyclists were also killed here. The Angerstein roundabout is a major barrier for cyclists and pedestrians, and was the site of one of the fatal collisions, in 2018.

You can read a summary of the changes for people walking, cycling and using the bus we have made in our Documents section. There is one summary available for the phase between Park Row and Angerstein roundabout, and a second for the phase between Aldeburgh Road and Anchor and Hope Lane.

What has happened so far

In January 2020 we ran a consultation on our proposed changes for the section of the route from Anchor and Hope Lane to Woolwich Ferry roundabout. We also asked people what they think we should do at Angerstein roundabout, which we know is a collision hotspot for people cycling. You can read more about our proposals as part of that consultation here.

Shortly after the consultation ended the coronavirus pandemic hit. As part of the transport response to the pandemic the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the London Streetspace Programme. This programme involved providing rapid changes to our streets and pavements to help people walk and cycle safely and easily, at a time when capacity on public transport was reduced.

We are now reviewing all the schemes we implemented as part of that programme, while also going back to schemes we intended to either consult on or build when the pandemic hit.

It is still our intention to provide improved walking and cycling facilities along the A206 between Greenwich and Woolwich, and we are currently discussing plans with the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Listening to you

If we decide to introduce the permanent scheme as originally planned, or retain the existing temporary scheme, we will consult with you.

In the meantime you can provide feedback and suggestions by completing the Survey, emailing us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or using the Questions tool below.

We want to make sure the scheme works for as many people as possible. That’s why it’s important we listen to local people and take on board their views. We are committed to engaging continuously with the local community. So far, we have:

Updated the community about the next stage of the scheme - March 2022

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If you have any questions about the scheme, you can ask us here. We will then aim to get back to you.

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  • The plans for phase 1 included a proposal to close the northbound slip road from Angerstein roundabout towards Blackwall Tunnel. This is a shortcut used by motorists to avoid queuing traffic on the A102. Why was that work not done?

    Westcomberesident asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your message,

    We took the decision not to close the A102 slip road as part of the trial cycleway, as it’s felt we could achieve the desired safety benefits by providing a dedicated cycle and pedestrian crossing through the centre of the roundabout, without needing to close the slip road at this time. The cycleway is now being closely monitored to better understand its impacts and benefits.

    Plans for a more transformational scheme at Angerstein roundabout were put on hold at the start of the pandemic. Initial proposals for this larger scheme included removing the roundabout operation and closing the slip road to reduce traffic volumes and improve air quality. These plans were presented as part of a wider public consultation on the permanent cycleway scheme at the start of 2020 prior to the pandemic.

    This wider scheme is still in an early design stage, and the monitoring outcomes of the trial cycleway will help inform further development. In addition, a more transformational scheme will be subject to our future long-term funding position.

    Ayo Osideinde

Page last updated: 10 Mar 2022, 10:22 AM