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Mayor of London

Central London cycling grid

Cycling in central London

Superhighways are mostly segregated and on main roads, while Quietways will be less segregated and mainly on streets with less traffic.

Transport for London, in partnership with seven London boroughs, the City of London, the Greater London Authority, the Canal and River Trust and the Royal Parks, has developed proposed routes for the Central London Grid.

The proposals

  • TfL will continue to develop route proposals with our delivery partners
  • A revised map of the Grid will be published in 2014
  • Boroughs will consult locally once designs are developed
  • The first improvements will be delivered in 2014


A network of radial and orbital routes throughout London, Quietways will link destinations following back-street routes, through parks, along waterways or tree-lined streets.

They will appeal to less confident cyclists who desire a safer cycling experience as well as existing cyclists who want to travel at a slower pace.

We are working in partnership with 31 London boroughs, the Canal and River Trust, and the Royal Parks, to deliver a programme of Quietway cycle routes over the next 10 years.

Each borough will benefit from at least one Quietway route over the term of the programme.

Pilot routes

The first two pilot routes will be between:

  • Waterloo and Greenwich
  • Bloomsbury and Walthamstow

Work will start this year and the entire routes finished by spring 2015.