The plans, agreed by councillors before Christmas, will see a dedicated cycle path built along the pavement between Hardens Manorway, Charlton and Ruston Road, Woolwich; leading from the Thames Barrier site to the King Henry’s Wharf housing development.
At present, walkers and cyclists using the Thames Path are forced away from the riverside at the Thames Barrier, with cyclists encouraged to join the busy A206. The only other route linking the two sections of path, through the Westminster Industrial Estate, is often blocked by the owners.
The Olympic Delivery Authority is backing the plan to create a link between Games venues in Greenwich and Woolwich. Works are also due to take place at the Woolwich Ferry, where the route is also broken.
A group of Greenwich councillors is currently investigating ways of improving cycling in the borough so more residents take to their bikes.