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'Quietway' to Waterloo will be first of Mayor’s new bike routes

Work will start in September to create a new 'Quietway' cycle route linking Greenwich to Waterloo.

Plans for a network of Quietways – bike routes for less confident cyclists using low-traffic back streets – were announced last summer by Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he published his Vision for Cycling.

Now Transport for London has confirmed that one of the first two Quietways will run through Southwark and Lambeth.

"Construction of the first Quietway routes will start in 2014 one going from Greenwich to Waterloo and the other from Walthamstow to Bloomsbury," according to TfL's 2014/15 budget document published this week.

Details of the exact route to be followed by the new Quietway have not yet been revealed.

At the end of last year TfL held a public consultation on its proposed Central London Grid of bike routes, including a mixture of Quietways on back streets and Cycle Superhighways on main roads.

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