Blackheath Common - Proposed Cycling and Walking Improvements

Closed 18 Jan 2019

Opened 26 Nov 2018

Feedback expected 2 Feb 2019


The Mayor of London’s aim for 2041 is for 80% of all trips in London to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport.

LB Lewisham is working on initiatives to help reach this target by gearing towards a “Healthy Streets” approach as set out in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (2017) which encourage people to use their car less. This will help reduce the amount of dirty air in London, encourage active travel and tackle congestion on our already clogged up roads.

(for more information on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the Healthy streets approach follow the link below)

Mayor of London's Transport Strategy

As part of the Healthy Streets approach the borough is working on building a comprehensive “Quietway Network” so residents can choose cycling  and walking as a convenient transport choice.

This consultation is seeking comment on proposals to upgrade the existing cycle route that runs through Blackheath Common as part of the TfL funded Quietway programme to encourage more people to walk and cycle. The proposals include three new crossings over:

  • Prince Charles Road
  • Prince of Wales Road
  • South Row

All feedback from the consultation will be used to inform the final proposals ahead of construction works in Spring 2019. These improvements will form part of an extension of Quietway Route 1 which currently connects Waterloo and Greenwich.

Please note the the proposals are subject to land owner approval.

Why your views matter

We want your feedback so we can ensure that the proposals meet the needs of people who use the area for leisure and/or commuting.

Council officers will be using the feedback from this consultation to shape proposals further ahead of construction in early 2019.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed. London Borough of Lewisham officers will be analysing the feedback collected from this consultation and will publish a short report in January 2019. This will include the results of the consultation and how London Borough of Lewisham plans to proceed.



  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents
  • Visitors
  • Children and young people
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Professional stakeholders (e.g. teachers, GPs, police etc.)


  • Parks and open spaces
  • Sport and leisure
  • Transport and traffic