Greenwich Cyclists

We are the local group of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). We work to improve facilities and provision for cycling in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels go smart

Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels go smart

Cyclists using the foot tunnels in Greenwich and Woolwich should check the overhead sign to see when they should walk their bikes. A new computer vision based system can now identify the numbers of walkers, and cyclists in the tunnel, and display messages to ask cyclists to dismount only when pedestrian levels are high.

An initial trial period is currently underway and messaging will be adjusted over the coming weeks. Please support this trial by walking your bike when the sign says to, and help demonstrate that the tunnels can permanently operate as a shared space.

Please also download and use the BetterPoints app to track your journeys through the tunnel. You will be rewarded with BetterPoints for all of your walking and cycling trips, with bonus points when you walk your bike through the tunnel. Points are redeemed for high street vouchers or charity donations. We will also be running a prize draw every month, and you will earn a prize entry for every recorded trip.

Visit techtunnels.betterpoints.uk for more information and look out for us at events we will be running at the tunnel throughout the summer.

Download the free app and get started.

New signage in Greenwich Foot Tunnel

New signage in Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Experimental new signage is being tested in the Greenwich Foot Tunnel in order to regulate the use of cycles. A Greenwich Council official said the idea was to permit considerate cycling when the tunnel was not too busy. At present, a long-standing bye law forbids cycling in the tunnel which is now used by hundreds of commuter cyclists every day. ​

Gloucester Circus, Greenwich

Gloucester Circus, Greenwich

Gloucester Circus junction with Crooms Hill blocked to motor traffic​

Greenwich Council has erected bollards at this junction, with a ramp either side to permit cyclists, buggies and wheelchairs. On the Crooms Hill side, there will be a slight bump as the council needs to permit water flow in the gutter downhill. On the Crooms Hill side the ramp goes onto a traffic calming hump. You can also see that two of the bollards can be lowered, presumably for emergency vehicles. Note also the parked car—one is okay but two cars side by side would block access. -Anthony Austin and Liz Delap