JMP Consultants are running a campaign on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich council to raise awareness of the shared use changes to the foot tunnels. Below is their message:
Cyclists using the foot tunnels in Greenwich and Woolwich should check the overhead sign to see when they should walk their bikes. A new computer vision based system can now identify the numbers of walkers, and cyclists in the tunnel, and display messages to ask cyclists to dismount only when pedestrian levels are high.
Long term good news for anyone who uses the foot tunnels to cross the river - renovation work has now resumed, following a long period of inaction.
However note that the Island Gardens-Greenwich tunnel will be shut every night between 20.00 and 05.00 during November, but fortunately now you can take your bike on the DLR after the evening peak period so there is an alternative up to about midnight.
For more details on what is being done check out the tunnel friends' group FOGWOFT - their website is http://fogwoft.com