Please support the National Cycle Network this Christmas Donate now

Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe Thames crossing consultation welcomed by Sustrans

Walkers with Canary Wharf in background
8 November 2017

Sustrans have welcomed the news that Transport for London have launched a consultation on the options for a new cycling and walking river crossing in East London. 

The consultation closes on the 8 January 2018 and asks for views on the type of crossing and its location.

In March 2016 Sustrans published a detailed feasibility study into a bridge for walking and cycling across the Thames, between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. This led to Transport for London adopting the project and a commitment from the Mayor to accelerate progress.

Cliff Matsuya, Business Support Manager for Sustrans in London, said:

"A bike bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf would provide the cheap, clean and healthy journeys Londoners need - connecting communities, jobs and opportunities on both sides of the river Thames.

“Our study showed that an easy access bridge would be used by thousands of Londoners everyday – offering a quick and convenient way to cross the river in the open air.

"We urge Londoners to have their say through this consultation to maintain momentum behind the bridge.”

Sustrans’ feasibility study suggested that the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists could be built in four years, subject to land and funding.

Have your say on proposals for a new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf before 8th January 2018

Find out more about Sustrans work to bridge the gap in East London