The City Council supports and develops measures and initiatives that aim to encourage cycling.
To ensure safety we encourage cyclists to ride on the highway and cycle routes with due care and refrain from cycling illegally on pedestrian footways and through red traffic signals.
We are constantly seeking to increase the number of cycle stands available throughout the City. Please click here to view a map of cycle stands in Westminster.
We encourage cyclists to use these stands and not to leave bicycles attached to posts (including lamposts) and railings. When no cycle stand is available care should be taken to avoid causing a danger or obstruction to the public, particularly the visually impaired.
The City Council has a duty to remove any clearly abandoned bicycles found in the City to avoid clutter, nuisance, trip hazards and the occupying of valuable cycle stand spaces. Every effort is made to ensure that only bicycles that are clearly abandoned are removed by monitoring and carefully assessing the bicycle’s condition and position. Before a bicycle is removed a notice will be affixed to the bicycle giving 48 hours notice of its removal.
It is important to stress that the same procedure applies to bicycle locks that appear to have been abandoned. The City council encourages you to take your locks with you to avoid their loss or damage, becoming a trip hazard or contributing to the unsightly accumulation of old locks that otherwise occurs.Cyclists are advised wherever possible to remove bicycles/locks at the end of the day and not leave them in-situ for long periods of time.
If you think that your bicycle may have been removed by Westminster City Council, or you would like to report a bicycle that you suspect has been abandoned, then email full details including exact location, description and dates to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like information on how to avoid cycle theft Transport for London have useful tips on their website.
To contact the Council regarding cycling issues, please email: The Cycling Team
Copies of cycle maps detailing routes in Westminster are available from Transport for London (TfL).
Whatever your interest, Westminster City Council welcomes and encourages you to get in touch with suggestions for improvements to the site. Please tell us how useful this page was to you.