Consultations have been launched on two new cycle lanes proposed between Greenwich Park and both Eltham and Shooters Hill.

Funded by Transport for London, the new cycle routes will 'link the borough up to central London via Greenwich Park, making cycling a more attractive and safer option" for residents.

And Greenwich Council are inviting the public to have their say on the proposals, with a consultation open until March 21.

The new cycle routes would be delivered as 'experimental schemes,' running from Greenwich Park to Shooters Hill Road and Greenwich Park to Eltham.

They would also connect with other existing cycle routes, and offer safer cycling lanes for primary and secondary schools away from traffic.

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Cllr Sizwe James, council cabinet member for Environment, Sustainability and Transport, said: “These routes will help more people cycle more often, even more safely, and help us with our green recovery.

"Whether it’s for shopping, commuting to work, getting to school or for leisure these routes have the potential to make cycling a serious option for more people.

“Travelling by bike is much cheaper than driving and these cycle routes will open the borough up so residents can travel further, more confidently.

"Not only is cycling easy on the wallet it’s good for our health and everyone around us too. If you’re serious about putting the break on unnecessary car journeys, avoidable chronic health conditions caused by car exhausts and climate change then please have your say.”

The council say the Greenwich to Woolwich Cycleway and Greenwich to Waterloo Quietway will be linked to the new routes.

They also highlight that childhood obesity is at an all-time high, with almost 80 per cent of residents in the borough not getting the recommended minimum of 20 minutes physical activity each day.

"By providing safe, convenient cycle infrastructure exercise is naturally built into everyday routines such as getting to work, school or the shops."

TfL’s data shows that the main reason people stay away from cycling is fear of mixing with motor traffic.

The council says proposals include lightly segregated cycle lanes help create a safe space for people on bikes and can be installed relatively but where this isn’t possible, because streets are too narrow, we have proposed restrictions to through-traffic.

Once a scheme is put into place, considering the feedback the Council receives during this consultation, a six-month public consultation period on the scheme would begin.

This will allow people to provide more feedback, based on your experience of the trial. A decision would then be taken on whether to make the experimental scheme permanent, amend it or remove it.

You can respond to the consultation here.