Quietway 14 - Canada Water to South Dock

Closed 18 Dec 2017

Opened 20 Nov 2017

Feedback updated 24 Jul 2018

We asked

We want to improve walking and cycling along the proposed Quietway 14 between Canada Water and South Dock. We asked what you thought of our proposals to improve the existing Albion Channel Bridge, a new South Dock Lock movable bridge, improved pavement surfaces, speed calming, parking, urban realm, signage and marking improvements.

You said

In total, there were 26 respondents. It is worth noting that the consultation response rate was very low but in general, the consultation results were positive.

We did

We will be making some changes to our proposals that better address your concerns and suggestions - see the link to the Individual Decision Maker report here. These proposals will proceed onto subsequent design phases, followed by statutory consultation, and construction in the summer of 2019.



Quietway 14 is a walking and cycling route between Blackfriars and Deptford. As part of this consultation, we are proposing to implement the section between Canada Water and South Dock, and would like your views.

What is a Quietway?

Quietways are a part of a Transport for London programme to implement a network of continuous and safe cycle routes across London. Linking key destinations, they follow backstreet routes, through parks, along waterways or tree-lined streets.

The routes are not just for experienced cyclists but for anyone who wants to use quieter, low-traffic routes, providing an environment for those cyclists who want to ride at a more leisurely speed.  Quietways form an integral part of the Council’s objective to significantly increase the number of residents who opt for cycling as their preferred mode of transport, particularly when making local trips.


Why are we consulting?

This section of Quietway 14 is proposed to run between Canada Water and South Dock. The proposals follow key principles of the healthy streets approach which includes improving the quality of public areas to make walking and cycling pleasant and enjoyable, and improving the health of local residents.

We are proposing a range of changes, including:-

  • Improvements to existing off-road cycle and shared paths;
  • Public realm and lighting improvements;
  • Widen the existing Albion Canal Bridge (see map sheet 4);
  • New movable bridge crossing South Dock Lock (see map sheet 16);
  • Speed humps and raised road sections;
  • Adding double yellow lines and parking restrictions in a few places;
  • Introducing new signs, and road markings

You can see maps for all the proposed changes in the PDFs at the bottom of this page.

The main areas for improvement are:

  • Redriff Road underpass – where we want to make public realm improvements and improve lighting.
  • Albion Footbridge – where we are widening the ramp and the bridge, and improving the pavement surface.
  • New South Dock Lock Movable Bridge - where we are providing a new bridge to improve walking and cycling connectivity to Lewisham whilst maintaining full boat access to South Dock Marina.

Other areas for improvement include measures to improve pavement surface, calm speeds and improve visibility for pedestrians and cyclists on Albatross Way, Needleman Street, Albion Canal, Brass Talley Alley, Archangel Street, Russia Walk, Russia Dock Woodland, Lady Dock Path, Bonding Yard Walk, Finland Street, South Sea Street, Rope Street, and Princes Court.

Drop-in Session

Monday 4 December 6pm to 8pm
Dance Studio, Docklands Settlements Community Centre,
400 Salter Road, SE16 5AA


Thursday 7 December 6pm to 8pm
Meeting room 3, Canada Water Library,
21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR


Link to the Southwark Cycling Strategy:

Why your views matter

You can provide feedback on the route proposals to by visiting the "tell us what you think" online questionnaire below. We will finish gathering information on Monday 18 December 2017 so please submit your comments by that date.

If you require a hard copy, call us on 020 7525 2347, email us on highways@southwark.gov.uk or write to us at Highways, level 3, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH.



What happens next

What Happens Next?

The consultation responses will be analysed and taken into consideration in the final design proposals.  Because of the large number of anticipated responses, regrettably we cannot respond personally to specific issues raised.  However, all comments and suggestions will be considered before a decision is made.   We will aim to present the consultation results and recommendations to the Bermondsey and Rotherhite Community Council meeting in January 2018.  A formal decision on the scheme will be taken by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Realm in early 2018.

Further information on meeting agendas can be found on our website at www.southwark.gov.uk


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