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.

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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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Page last updated: 14 October 2021, 11:49