Quietway 1, the first of its kind, was opened in June 2016. It follows an indirect and rather shady route that is unsuited to commuter use, especially at this time of year. So most cyclists use the A2 or the A200 – as they have always done. Nor is Q1 suited to leisure use. The urban landscape is pleasanter than the A roads but nowhere near pleasant enough to attract sightseers users. Imay have two uses (1) short journeys to local destinations (2) trips by people who appreciate cycling as an end in itself.
I looked up the Journey Planner to see if the route was affected by the Tube Strike. It wasn’t, but a bike in Central London is useful on a day like this.