Crossings on the River

New Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Crossing

 A consultation has taken place regarding a new bridge between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf for cyclists and pedestrians. The next phase commences later this year, when stakeholders will be consulted once again.

Watermen will be concerned about the impact a bridge would have on river traffic and navigation on the Thames. Although bridge height was discussed in the consultation, no dimensions were specified, merely that the Mayor will work closely with the Port of London Authority (PLA) to develop an acceptable design.  From comments made a ‘lower bridge’ is likely to be the preferred option because of the various needs of the cycling community. Of great concern is the suggestion that the bridge should be available for use during peak hours and that waiting areas or temporary moorings may be necessary during these times to avoid opening the bridge. Freemen may want to respond to the next round of consultation. See

New Nine Elms Crossing

A further pedestrian and cyclists bridge is proposed at Nine Elms with three possible locations identified. For further information go to

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