Plans unveilled for £600m floating cycle path along the Thames

The eight-mile path would stretch from Battersea to Canary Wharf (Picture: Leon Cole/River Cycleway Consortium/Rex)

An ambitious project to build a cycle path on the Thames could be floated within two years.

The Thames Deckway would potentially run for eight miles along the river by the south bank from Battersea to Canary Wharf – roughly a 30-minute ride for a competent cyclist – with ramps at intervals to access streets and a series of kiosks selling refreshments at stopping points along the route.

The cycle path, which was designed by artist Anna Hill and architect David Nixon of River Cycleway Consortium would cost £600m to build and could be completed within two years.


A spokesman for River Cycleway, who are currently seeking funding for a feasibility study, said London needed to ‘think outside the box’ in order to solve its traffic and pollution issues.

Cyclists would be charged a flat rate of £1.50 to use the path.