Work on a new south-east London cycle superhighway will begin next summer.

Cycle Superhighway 4 will be a segregated route between Tooley Street, Jamaica Road, Evelyn Street and Creek Road.

This will be part of the London Mayor's Vision Zero ambition in the hopes to eliminate all deaths and serious injury from the capital's roads by 2041.

The route will see a new, two-way cycle track, five new pedestrian crossings and upgrades to more than 20 existing pedestrian crossings.

TfL will also be working with Greenwich Council on a new route between Greenwich and Woolwich.

Denise Scott-Mcdonald, cabinet member for air quality, public realm and transport at Greenwich Council, said: “This much-needed route will make it safer for people in Greenwich town centre and beyond to cycle into central London, which should boost cycling numbers and reduce air pollution.

"I’m pleased that TfL has also committed to extending the safe cycling route from Greenwich town centre through the borough to Woolwich, and we will continue to work with them to deliver this.”

The Mayor and TfL have been working closely with boroughs across London to create up to 400km of new cycling routes to add to London’s ever growing cycling network.

More than 140km of other cycle routes have been constructed so far during this mayoral term, making cycling safer at more than 80 junctions across London.

A route from Waterloo to Greenwich saw a 54 per cent increase in cycling after opening to the public in 2016 and the proportion of women cycling along the route rose from 29 per cent to 35 per cent.

TfL is also working to encourage Londoners to start walking and using public transport through its Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, which provides funding for a wide range of community-supported projects.

These could include the creation of green spaces, new cycling infrastructure, redesigned junctions and the widening of walking routes to improve access to local shops, businesses and public transport.