Baker Street Two Way

Baker Street and Gloucester Place form a large one-way system running from Regent's Park to Oxford Street. Westminster City Council is working with TfL, Baker Street Quarter Partnership and The Portman Estate to introduce two-way traffic on these routes.

We plan to switch to two-way traffic between 21 and 24 February 2019 - finishing works will continue until mid-2019. The work is weather dependent so a final decision as to whether to proceed will be taken on 19 February 2019.

The over-arching aim of the work is to reduce the dominance of traffic along Baker Street and Gloucester Place, making it safer and easier to access. You can find out all about the project on the Baker Street Two Way project website.

The improvements

  • introducing two-way traffic will help shorten journey times as vehicles won't have to follow long routes around the system or make circuitous routes on residential streets
  • up to 50 new and upgraded pedestrian crossings will make it easier to cross safely in any direction
  • wider pavements, reduced street clutter and improved street lighting along Baker Street and at Dorset Square will make the area more pleasant
  • two-way traffic will help improve access to buses and take passengers closer to their destinations

Find out how your journey may be affected during the works on TfL’s Baker Street road works travel advice page.

More information

Visit the Baker Street and Gloucester Place Two Way project website.

The Baker Street Two Way project is being developed by Westminster City Council and Transport for London. The project is also supported by the Baker Street Quarter Partnership and The Portman Estate.


Last updated: 11 February 2019
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