Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Thames cycling and walking bridge

There is a gap in London between the short, cheap and clean journeys London needs and what it has. A gap we want to bridge, with a cycling and walking bridge.

We are advocating for a bridge to connect south east London to the docklands peninsular and make active travel an option for thousands of commuters.

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This bridge would enable around 13,000 clean commutes by pedestrians and people on bikes every day. It will be built where it is needed most, in a bridge-free part of our city.

Londoners want the gap bridged.

A YouGov poll that we commissioned showed that over a third (35%) of Londoners back the new walking and cycling bridge, even if it meant less money would be spent on other projects affecting London's road and rail network.

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Transport for London sought views on the Bike Bridge – the proposed new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. 

The consultation closed on Monday 8 January 2018. 

Read our response

This document summarises the key findings of a Sustrans-led feasibility study into a sustainable river crossing for east London completed in February 2016. 

Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan have put together a long-term plan to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle.

“We should also pursue ways of breaching some of London’s physical barriers to cyclists, such as the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf cycling and pedestrian bridge, which Sustrans are doing a great job of promoting.”

- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

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